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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.

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 .

Demographics

People

Total Population53,430
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+27,962
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married50.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.6%
Median Earnings25+$53,424
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,306
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,019

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,455
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,452
Median House Value$306,000

Ancestry

Italian24.1%
Irish22.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.2%
German12.3%
English9.5%
Polish9.3%
French Except Basque4.5%
Russian2.9%
Hungarian2.3%
Slovak2.1%
Swedish2.1%
Canadian2%
Scottish1.6%
Arab1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
African0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Haitian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
British0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Milford Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6460, 6461
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.22
Approximate Longitude-73.06

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)

StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationRIVERHEAD RESEARCH FARM
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ansonia18,950$65,134
Bridgeport147,022$48,176
Derby12,755$66,087
New Haven130,405$45,500
Shelton40,979$102,108
West Haven54,972$67,038

Milford Public Libraries

Milford Public Library
57 NEW HAVEN AVE.
Milford, Connecticut
(203) 783-3399

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Milford Hospitals

Milford Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 Seaside Avenue
(203) 876-4000

Milford Public Schools

The Academy
140 Gulf Street
ZIP: 6460
High
Total Enrollment 53
East Shore Middle School
240 Chapel Street
ZIP: 6460
Middle
Total Enrollment 487
Orchard Hills School
185 Marino Drive
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Jonathan Law High School
20 Lansdale Avenue
ZIP: 6460
High
Total Enrollment 924
Joseph A. Foran High School
80 Foran Drive
ZIP: 6460
High
Total Enrollment 919
Harborside Middle School
175 High Street
ZIP: 6460
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Mathewson School
466 West River Street
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Pumpkin Delight School
27 Art Street
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Meadowside School
80 Seeman's Lane
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Orange Avenue School
260 Orange Avenue
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Calf Pen Meadow School
395 Welch's Point Road
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
J. F. Kennedy School
404 West Avenue
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
West Shore Middle School
70 Kay Avenue
ZIP: 6460
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
Platt Technical High School
600 Orange Avenue
ZIP: 6460
High
Total Enrollment 826
Live Oaks School
575 Merwin Avenue
ZIP: 6460
Primary
Total Enrollment 299

Milford Private Schools

Academy Of Our Lady Of Mercy - Lauralton Hall
200 High St
ZIP: 6460
Secondary
Total Enrollment 462
New England School Of Montessori
40 Quirk Rd
ZIP: 6460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
The Foundation School High School
91 Woodmont Rd
ZIP: 6460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 114
Milford Christian Academy
989 New Haven Ave
ZIP: 6460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
St Mary School
72 Gulf St
ZIP: 6460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
Cccd - Connecticut Center For Child Development
95 Wolf Harbor Rd
ZIP: 6461
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Charles F Hayden School- Boys & Girls Village
528 Wheelers Farms Rd
ZIP: 6461
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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