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Overview

Introduction to Milford, Massachusetts

Milford, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 10 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 27 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Milford History

The first group of settlers moved to Milford in 1662. The city was officially recognized in the year 1780. Since then, Milford has shown rapid growth.

Milford and nearby Attractions

  • Fun Zone
  • Skate Palace
  • Milford Country Club
  • Quarry Square Shopping Center
  • Hayward Field
  • Unitarian Church

Things To Do In Milford

The city offers an excellent base to enjoy the magnificence of nature. You can go for a short boat trip through the streams and creeks of the city. The tourists and residents can visit the churches, hotels, and parks of the city to spend their leisure hours. You can also pay a visit to the shopping centers of the city if you want to collect souvenirs.

City Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport.

Milford Higher Education

Along with Framingham State College, the local institution of higher learning, many online colleges offer degree programs to students in Milford.

People

Total Population 25,729
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,076
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.4%
Median Earnings25+ $44,723
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,463
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,831

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,458
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,074
Median House Value $274,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0.9%
English 6.8%
Irish 20.6%

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

Milford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01757
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.139
Longitude -71.516

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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellingham 5,396 $92,875
Hopedale 3,875 $112,768
Hopkinton 2,656 $119,954
Medway 13,069 $137,644
Mendon 5,938 $120,773
Upton 3,028 $119,318

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

Milford Public Libraries

Library
Milford Town Library
80 SPRUCE STREET
Milford, Massachusetts
(508) 473-2145
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Milford Hospitals

MILFORD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
14 PROSPECT STREET
(508) 473-1190
Emergency Service: Yes

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Milford High Schools

MILFORD HIGH
31 WEST FOUNTAIN STREET
508-478-1110
Serves 1,130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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