Milford, Michigan

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Milford is a village in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,272 at the 2000 census. The 2008 Census Bureau Estimate places the population at 6,482. The village is located within Milford Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,272 people, 2,427 households, and 1,706 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,560.7 per square mile (988.4/km²). There were 2,491 housing units at an average density of 1,017.0/sq mi (392.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.35% White, 0.16% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 2,427 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $59,688, and the median income for a family was $71,333. Males had a median income of $53,393 versus $31,935 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,159. About 6.5% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

History

The Village of Milford began with the building of a sawmill by Elizur and Stanley Ruggles in 1832. Early county records indicate that the mill was erected in the "Township" at that time, and that formal organization would occur in 1834. That same year, the first grist mill was erected by Luman Fuller. In 1835, the first Post Office was established with Aaron Phelps as Postmaster.

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