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Milford, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Milford Census Designated Place had a population of 25,674 as of July 1, 2016. Milford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milford is located at latitude 42.1507 and longitude -71.5178 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Milford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 259 feet.

The Milford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378167) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Milford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Milford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milford: Milford Centre.

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Milford, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,674
Population in Households 25,490
Population in Familes 20,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 184
Population Density1 2,527
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 10,007
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 6,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,958 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,049 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $304,820
Average Home Value $320,103


Median Household Income $64,716
Average Household Income $90,178
Per Capita Income $35,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.5%
Households 0.29% 0.45%
Families 0.2% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Milford, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milford to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 59 76th
Population Density1 # 57 77th
Diversity Index2 # 43 83rd
Median Household Income # 142 43rd
Per Capita Income # 142 43rd

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