Milford, Iowa

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Milford, Iowa

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High Points

Milford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 3% trophy Milford Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
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Top 5% trophy Milford Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Milford, Iowa

Comparing Milford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 9
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 7 5
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4

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Milford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 147 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Dickinson
Standard Zip Codes 51351
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.324
Longitude -95.149

Milford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MILFORD 4 NW
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.5 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
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Milford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,474 100%
Male 1,180 47.7%
Female 1,294 52.3%
Under 18 600 24.3%
18+ 1,874 75.7%
65+ 462 18.7%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.91
White 2,451 99.1%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 0.8%

Estimated Milford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,441
Growth -33
Growth % -1.3%

Milford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.3%
Norwegian 10.5%
English 8.6%
Irish 8%
US/American 7.5%
Swedish 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
European 2.6%
Danish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Czech 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Welsh 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Milford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Old Town (51351)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Milford 2,474 $42,371
Arnolds Park 1,162 $43,594
Fostoria 230 $42,250
Okoboji 820 $54,659
Spirit Lake 4,261 $44,652
Wahpeton 462 $62,083
West Okoboji 432 $41,250

Milford Public Libraries

Milford Memorial Library
"1009 9TH ST., SUITE 5"
Milford, Iowa
(712) 338-4643

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Milford High Schools (2004)

901 H. AVE.
Serves 301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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