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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Milford, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Milford, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Milford’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Milford does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $45,948.00.

Milford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

A relatively large number of people in Milford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.73% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The percentage of people in Milford who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.03% of adults in Milford 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.