Milford, Delaware Population 2021

12,484
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Milford is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. With a 2020 population of 12,484, it is the 5th largest city in Delaware (after Wilmington, Dover, Newark, and Middletown) and the 2636th largest city in the United States . Milford is currently growing at a rate of 3.11% annually and its population has increased by 30.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,559 in 2010. Milford reached it's highest population of 12,484 in 2021. Spanning over 10 miles, Milford has a population density of 1,277 people per square mile.

The average household income in Milford is $65,373 with a poverty rate of 14.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,000 per month, and the median house value is $190,900. The median age in Milford is 38.3 years, 36 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Milford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Milford was:

  • White: 62.03%
  • Black or African American: 26.00%
  • Other race: 5.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.48%
  • Asian: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.26%
The current population of Milford, Delaware is 12,484 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,356.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,559.

Milford, Delaware Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,89262.03%
Black or African American2,88926.00%
Some Other Race5795.21%
Two or More Races4984.48%
Asian1521.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.26%
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Milford Population by Race

Milford Population Pyramid $2021

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Milford Median Age

38.3


Total

36


Male

39.1


Female

Milford Adults

There are 8,180 adults, (2,287 of whom are seniors) in Milford.

Milford Age Dependency

88.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Milford Sex Ratio

Female

5,686

51.17%

Male

5,425

48.83%

Milford Population by Age

Milford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Milford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.9%28.1%
All52.2%47.8%
Non Family38.4%61.6%
Male37.8%62.2%
Female37%63%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Milford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3562.4752.2
Married1,8233.0471.9
Non Family1,5911.238.4
Female7573.6437
Male1853.0337.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Milford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5056.67%
9th to 12th Grade5487.24%
High School Graduate2,03526.88%
Some College1,83724.26%
Associates Degree7469.85%
Bachelors Degree1,21416.03%
Graduate Degree6869.06%
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Milford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Milford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,4513,9741,317
Black1,6641,353296
Hispanic1,148913163
Other Race2902624
2+ Races23323169
Asian15212347
Native American706942
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 60.00%.

Milford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,980$40,589$29,740
Less Than 9th Grade$31,071$42,861$25,357
High School Graduate$31,742$32,070$31,217
Some College$29,003$38,611$27,708
Bachelors Degree$41,458$41,500$41,384
Graduate Degree$50,461$50,673$50,282

$33,980

Average Earnings

$40,589

Average Male

$29,740

Average Female

Milford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Milford Language by Age

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Milford Language

74.60% of Milford residents speak only English, while 25.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.87% of the population.

Milford Language

Milford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,74449017.86%
Hispanic1,78247626.71%
White5,5393716.70%
Other57925644.21%
Multiple49816232.53%
Asian1522113.82%

14.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.25%

Male Poverty Rate

14.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Milford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Milford is Other, with 44.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Milford is White, with 6.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.21%.

Milford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.38%
High School11.96%
Some College10.53%
Bachelors or Greater5.70%

Milford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.60%
Male Unemployed12.62%
Male Employed4.75%
Female Employed4.05%

Milford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Milford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,824$65,373
Families$54,290$68,652
Married Families$70,820-
Non Families$36,229$54,400
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Income by Household Type

Milford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Milford Married by Age and Sex

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Milford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Milford Marital Status by Race

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Milford Marital Status

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842

Number of Veterans

819

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam436
First Gulf War90
Korea80
Second Gulf War52
World War II21

Milford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74290
75+236
55 to 64169
35 to 54112
18 to 3435

Milford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White72013.04%
Hispanic957.42%
2+ Races7526.04%
Black472.68%

Milford Veterans by Race

Milford Veterans by Education

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3.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Milford Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Milford Employment by Age

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Milford Employment by Race

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Milford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.69%

Born in Milford

83.86%

Native Born

16.14%

Foreign Born

9.17%

Non Citizen

6.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.86% of Milford residents were born in the United States, with 45.69% having been born in Delaware. 9.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Milford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,4843763.11%
202012,1083763.20%
201911,7323763.31%
201811,3563232.93%
201711,0332242.07%
201610,8092122.00%
201510,5971681.61%
201410,4291571.53%
201310,2723443.46%
20129,9281681.72%
20119,7601401.46%
20109,6202,8883.63%
20006,7326921.09%
19906,0406841.21%
19805,356420.08%
19705,3141,7674.13%
19603,547-1,632-3.71%
19505,1799652.08%
19404,2144951.26%
19303,7191,0163.24%
19202,7031000.38%
19102,6031030.40%
19002,500-65-0.26%
18902,5650.00%

Milford Population by Year