Milford, DE
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Living in Milford


Milford is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 11,190 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the eighth largest community in Delaware. Milford has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Milford, where the median household income is $45,948.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Milford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in sales jobs (11.37%), office and administrative support (9.75%), and management occupations (8.54%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.73% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Milford is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Milford is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.03% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $27,379, which is lower middle income relative to Delaware, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,516 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Milford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, Haitian, German, Italian, and English.

In addition, Milford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.12%).

The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.