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Overview

Introduction to Milford, New Hampshire

Milford, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 10 miles NW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 44 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Milford History

The town of Milford was originally a part of Amherst, but separated and established as an independent community in 1794. The town was named because of its abundance of mills in the eighteenth century. The granite industry has made the town famous, and it is often referred to as "The Granite Town in the Granite State."

Milford and nearby Attractions

  • Currier Museum of Art
  • France - American Center
  • Sandown Historical Society Museum
  • Clough State Park
  • Miller State Park
  • SEE Science Center

Things To Do In Milford

Those interested in the area’s history should visit the American Independence Museum, the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum, the Armenian Library and Museum of America, the Peterborough Historical Society Museum and the Nashua Historical Society Museum.

Milford Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Milford Higher Education

Fitchburg State College, Middlesex Community College, New Hampshire College and Brandeis University offer courses in higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,206
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+8,236
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,600
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,616
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,871

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,604
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,086
Median House Value$236,000

Ancestry

Irish19.4%
English17%
Italian11.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.4%
French Except Basque11.2%
Canadian7.5%
Polish5.1%
Scottish2.7%
Swedish2.4%
Brazilian1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Greek1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian0.8%
Kenyan0.7%
African0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Israeli0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Dutch0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Serbian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Milford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3055
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.83
Approximate Longitude-71.66

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)

StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst11,254$131,205
Brookline5,148$119,601
Hollis7,759$135,543
Lyndeborough1,738$89,188
Mont Vernon2,463$103,281
Wilton3,677$86,313

Milford Public Libraries

William Y. Wadleigh Memorial Library
49 NASHUA STREET
Milford, New Hampshire
(603) 249-0645

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Milford Hospitals

St Joseph Hospital Milford Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
442 Nashua Road
(603) 673-5623
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Milford Public Schools

Jacques Memorial Elementary School
9 Elm St
(603) 673-4434
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Heron Pond Elementary School
80 Heron Pond Rd
(603) 673-1811
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Milford Middle School
33 Osgood Rd
(603) 673-5221
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Milford High School
100 West St
(603) 673-4201
High
Total Enrollment 919

Milford Private Schools

The Colonel Shepard Montessori School
29 Mont Vernon St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Early Learning Center Of Milford
352 Elm St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Childrens Choice Elc
15 Hammond Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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