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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.

People

Total Population 15,194
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,081
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.3%
Median Earnings25+ $40,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,247
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,454

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,241
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,073
Median House Value $238,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.5%
Irish 20.9%

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

Milford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03055
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.835
Longitude -71.649

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 NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 11,247 $130,278
Brookline 5,100 $115,333
Hollis 7,733 $134,044
Lyndeborough 1,707 $87,969
Mont Vernon 2,620 $109,286
Wilton 3,681 $90,134

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

Milford Public Libraries

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Wadleigh Memorial Library
49 NASHUA STREET
Milford, New Hampshire
(603) 673-2408
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Milford High Schools

MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL
100 WEST ST
603-673-4201
Serves 868 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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