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 11,732 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 $47,824.00.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in sales jobs (11.73%), office and administrative support (7.50%), and management occupations (6.55%).
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 overall education level of Milford is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.10% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $26,710, 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 $106,840 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 16.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Irish, Haitian, German, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Milford's cultural character, accounting for 16.14% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Milford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.