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Milford, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Milford had a population of 10,480 as of July 1, 2017. Milford ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milford is located at latitude 38.91 and longitude -75.4233 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Milford (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Milford are located in Sussex County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Kent County.

The City of Milford (GNIS ID: 2390617) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Milford is located within Milford South Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Milford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milford: North Milford, South Milford.

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Milford, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,480
Daytime Population: Workers 11,074
Daytime Population: Residents 5,840
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,914
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 10,314
Population in Familes 8,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 1,095
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $52,828
Average Household Income $63,391
Per Capita Income $24,543


Total Housing Units 4,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,340 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,693 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $197,271
Average Home Value $226,677


Total Households 4,033
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,618
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 1.26%
Households 1.03% 1.13%
Families 1.47% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Milford, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milford to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 87th
Population Density # 54 31st
Diversity Index # 8 91st
Median Household Income # 53 32nd
Per Capita Income # 55 30th

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