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Overview

Introduction to Milford, Michigan

Milford, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 12 miles SW of Waterford, Michigan (center to center) and 33 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.

Milford History

In the 1830s, the Huron river attracted the first settlers to Milford. Elizur and Stanley Ruggles began construction of the first sawmill in 1831, which led to the establishment of a community. A township was organized in 1834, and Milford was incorporated as a village in 1869. In 1892, it became one of the first communities with electric lights, which was largely due to waterpower generated by the river. Telephone lines were installed the following year.

Milford and Nearby Attractions

  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • Kensington Metropark
  • Fair Lane
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Milford

The Plymouth Historical Museum and Dearborn Historical Museum showcase historical exhibits. The Cranbrook Art Museum, the Motorsports Hall of Fame, Cranbrook, and Fair Lane are other museums and historic sites near Milford. The Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, Proud Lake State Recreation Area, Highland State Recreation Area, and Island Lake State Recreation Area offer camping, fishing, boating, swimming, and picnicking. The Detroit Zoo, Hidden Lake Gardens, and Eastern Market are among the other popular attractions close to Milford.

Milford Transportation

The closest major airport is the Oakland County International Airport.

Milford Higher Education

Madonna University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor are several colleges located near Milford.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,434
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+3,314
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,186
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,419

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,395
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.9%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$189,800

Ancestry

German24.3%
Irish18.9%
English15.4%
Polish13.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.6%
Italian6.3%
Scottish5.5%
Canadian3.1%
Swedish2.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch2%
Finnish1.5%
Arab1.2%
Macedonian1.2%
Lebanese1.2%
Russian1%
Hungarian1%
Czech1%
Welsh0.9%
Romanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Maltese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Milford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48380, 48381
Phone Area Codes248,947,810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-83.67

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 GM PROVING GR
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brighton7,550$81,908
Novi58,233$109,678
South Lyon11,672$98,309
Walled Lake7,102$63,021
Wixom13,733$78,969
Wolverine Lake4,410$88,750

Milford Public Libraries

Milford Public Library
330 FAMILY DRIVE
Milford, Michigan
(248) 684-0845

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Milford Public Schools

Johnson Elementary School
515 General Motors Rd
ZIP: 48381
(248) 684-8020
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Kurtz Elementary School
1350 Kurtz Dr
ZIP: 48381
(248) 684-8025
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Muir Middle School
425 George St
ZIP: 48381
(248) 684-8060
Middle
Total Enrollment 776

Milford Private Schools

West Highland Christian Academy
1116 S Hickory Ridge Rd
ZIP: 48380
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Christ Lutheran Christian Day School
620 General Motors Rd
ZIP: 48381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Friends Preschool & Kindergarten
1200 Atlantic St
ZIP: 48381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Marietta Montessori Academy
2700 E Commerce St
ZIP: 48381
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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