Milford, MA
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Living in Milford


Milford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 29,101 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Milford is the 64th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Milford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Milford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Milford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milford who work in sales jobs (11.25%), office and administrative support (10.87%), and management occupations (10.19%).

Also of interest is that Milford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Milford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Milford, the average commute to work is 30.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Milford is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.29% of adults in Milford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Milford in 2018 was $38,098, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,392 for a family of four. However, Milford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milford is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Milford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milford include Italian, Irish, Brazilian, English, and Portuguese.

In addition, Milford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.79%).

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