Milford, Illinois

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Milford is a village in Milford Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,369 at the 2000 census. The village's name comes from its location, where the Old Hubbard Trail forded the Sugar Creek and where a grist mill stood in 1836 ("the mill at the ford").

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Geography

Milford is located on Illinois Route 1 about 9 miles (14 km) north of the Vermilion County border and about 9 miles (14 km) west of the Indiana border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,369 people, 616 households, and 391 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,166.8 people per square mile (839.0/km²). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 1,054.1/sq mi (408.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.20% White, 0.44% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 616 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the village the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,109, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $19,453 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,078. About 4.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

High school athletics

Milford High School, which also brings in students from nearby communities of Stockland, Wellington and Sheldon, fields varsity level teams in; golf, baseball, softball, football, volleyball, cheer leading, and basketball. Teams play under the nickname "Bearcats" (boys) and "Lady Cats" (girls).

Football cooperative agreements: In the spring of 2009 it was announced that Cissna Park and Milford would form a high school football cooperative to become more competitive. Previously, the football program had co-oped with Sheldon (from 1993 through Sheldon's becoming part of the Milford school district) and Donovan (in 1997 and 1998).

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