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Overview

Introduction to Milford, Delaware

Milford, Delaware, in Sussex county, is 45 miles SW of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center) and 69 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland. About 6,732 people live in Milford.

Milford History

Milford's Kent County side (then known as Saw Mill Range) was originally settled in the year 1680. Henry Bowan was the first person to settle here. After a century, a dam was built and gradually streets were laid out and various homes and businesses started to emerge, which is how Milford was established. The city of Milford was incorporated in the year 1807.

Milford and nearby Attractions

  • Milford Plaza
  • Milford Museum
  • Killens Pond State Park
  • Cape Henlopen State Park
  • Biggs Museum of American Art

Things To Do In Milford

Tourists can participate in the Riverwalk Festival and the Bug and Bud Festival which are hosted by the city of Milford. Tourists can visit museums such as the Biggs Museum of American Art and Delaware Archaeology Museum. Milford Plaza is a popular tourist attraction in the city of Milford. One can also visit Cape Henlopen State Park and Killens Pond State Park. The Milford Museum is also worth visiting for its historical importance.

Milford Transportation

The nearest airport to Milford city is Dover AFB.

Milford Higher Education

High education institutes closest to Milford are Delaware State University, Salisbury State University, Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens, and the University of Delaware.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,532
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+4,392
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$33,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,640

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,326
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$833
Median House Value$174,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.3%
Irish11.1%
English8.9%
German8.5%
Italian5.2%
Polish2.4%
West Indian2.1%
Haitian2.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Czech0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
African0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Milford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes19963
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.91
Approximate Longitude-75.43

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)

StationMILFORD 2 SE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationDOVER
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationGEORGETOWN 5 SW
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ellendale421$40,000
Felton1,566$65,833
Frederica994$66,875
Harrington3,688$34,558
Houston389$68,000
Milton2,756$62,206

Milford Public Libraries

Milford Public Library
11 S.E. FRONT STREET
Milford, Delaware
(302) 422-8996

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Milford Hospitals

Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
21 W Clark Ave

Milford Public Schools

Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School
449 North Street
ZIP: 19963
(302) 422-1630
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Milford Central Academy
1021 N Walnut Street
ZIP: 19963
(302) 430-7900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1024
Milford Senior High School
1019 North Walnut Street
ZIP: 19963
(302) 422-1610
High
Total Enrollment 1043
Mispillion Elementary
311 Lovers Lane
ZIP: 19963
(302) 424-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Ross (lulu M.) Elementary School
310 Lovers Lane
ZIP: 19963
(302) 422-1640
Primary
Total Enrollment 475

Milford Private Schools

Milford Christian School
6062 Old Shawnee Rd
ZIP: 19963
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 112
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