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Overview

Introduction to Milford, Connecticut

Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 58 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is conveniently located inside the Bridgeport metropolitan area. There are an estimated 52,305 people in Milford.

Milford History

English settlers purchased the land on which Milford stands today from Ansantawae, the chief of the Paugussets. These English settlers were originally residents of New Haven Colony. Industries that developed in this region included farming, oystering and shipbuilding. Later, Milford also became a popular beach resort. It was incorporated as a city in 1959.

Milford and nearby Attractions

  • The Milford Cultural Center
  • Silver Sands State Park
  • Firehouse Art Gallery
  • Charles Island
  • Buckingham House
  • Housatonic River Railroad Bridge

Things To Do In Milford

The Oyster Festival is Milford's own annual festival. It celebrates the town's location on the Long Island Sound, which is rich in shellfish. The festival features many events including musical performances, kayak and canoe races and classic car shows. Milford also has an impressive art community, as there are several art galleries around the city. The Milford Council for Arts organizes events throughout the year. The city also has several beaches and parks.

Milford Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport is nearby.

Milford Higher Education

The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College are some of the nearby institutions of higher education .

People

Total Population 53,206
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 27,609
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,455
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,829

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,856
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,414
Median House Value $300,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.5%
Irish 22.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 58 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06460
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.222
Longitude -73.056

Milford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station RIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ansonia 19,035 $61,585
Bridgeport 147,340 $45,848
Derby 12,796 $64,134
New Haven 130,612 $45,540
Shelton 40,783 $103,831
West Haven 55,189 $64,358

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Milford Public Libraries

Library
Milford Public Library
57 NEW HAVEN AVE.
Milford, Connecticut
(860) 783-3290
Library Web Site

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Milford Hospitals

MILFORD HOSPITAL, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2047 BRIDGEPORT AVE
(203) 876-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Milford High Schools

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JONATHAN LAW HIGH SCHOOL
20 LANSDALE AVE.
203-783-3574
Serves 1,022 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

JOSEPH A. FORAN HIGH SCHOOL
80 FORAN DR.
203-783-3502
Serves 1,016 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

PLATT V-T SCHOOL
600 ORANGE AVE.
203-783-5300
A Vocational School
Serves 822 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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40 QUIRK RD.
203-783-3679
A Non-traditional School
Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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70 WEST RIVER STREET
203-783-3402
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Milford Colleges

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