Livability Awards

A+ Milford city Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Milford city Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Connecticut
Milford city
13434% more expensive than the US average
12424% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Milford city cost of living
B+ Milford city Crime Total crime is 5% higher than Connecticut
Total crime
1,98723% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5123% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Milford city crime
B- Milford city Employment Household income is 14% higher than Connecticut
Median household income
$81,97148% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,38439% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Milford city employment
F Milford city Housing Home value is 13% higher than Connecticut
Median home value
$305,10065% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,46254% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%19% higher than the US average
Milford city real estate or Milford city rentals
C+ Milford city Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Connecticut
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Milford city K-12 schools or Milford city colleges

Living in Milford city, CT

Milford city is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Connecticut. The city has a population of 52,005 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 90% of Milford city residents are White, 5% Asian and 3% Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Milford city might be a good fit as 81% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 65% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Milford city could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Connecticut if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Milford city and in the areas around Milford city is a much easier task.

Milford city, CT receives 71 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #64 in Connecticut and #9,457 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Milford city ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and employment (B-). Milford city does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Milford city on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Assuming that Milford city meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Milford city. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Milford city are simply unattainable. The median home price for Milford city homes is $305,100, which is 13.3% higher than the Connecticut average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Milford city, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 2.6% lower than the Connecticut average.

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      Shell Life on the Beach

      My favorite thing to do in Milford, CT is taking my family to the beach. The best areas in Milford are Long Island Sound and Walnut beaches because they offer the perfect scenery for sightseers like myself and allow my kids to explore different seashells and plant species. Both beaches also have fishing and boating activities for water enthusiast.

      Milford is not only known for their saltwater beaches and water activities. Living in Milford has its perks including a good school district with over 15 public elementary - high schools to choose from. We were ranked as one of the highest districts in Connecticut for safe schools.

      Overall, if you have a family or someone that is looking for a safe, peaceful city with a lot of things to do, consider Milford. I recommend visiting during our annual Oyster Festival as we are very prideful and have a long culinary history of shellfish. If you don’t like shellfish, the classic car show, kayak, and canoe races are guaranteed to please.
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      Milford, CT - Easy Access to The Big Apple and the Beach

      One of the things I absolutely love about living in Milford, CT is the access I have to New York City without actually having to live there. I can be in New City within an hour or so, which is very convenient when I have out of town guests that want to experience the Big Apple. Also, you can't beat being this close to the water. There are several beaches in Milford that are family friendly.

      The city's nightlife can feel a little bit sleepy in comparison to NYC, but I like it that way. I would rather have the hustle and bustle be an hour away. We do have museums and an awesome Audubon Society Center. Also, for any of you golf lovers, we have some of the best courses I ever have played on in the area. If you are a World War I or II buff you have to come to see the many monuments and the submarine exhibit. It is amazing.

      I relocated to Milford, CT from Houston, Texas and I could not be happier. The coast line reminds me of home, but the atmosphere and the seasons are to die for. The community is very friendly and well divers. Also, the violent crime rate is fairly low for being so close to NYC, which is one of the things that drew me to Milford.

      Since I moved to Milford, CT five years ago, I have been completely happy with my choice and could never image living anywhere else. I feel I have the best of both worlds right here; the big city amenities with a close nit community atmosphere. Plus, the food here is superb thanks to the many different cultures here from Cuban to Greek to Italian to Indian. You can eat different types of food each day of the week. What more can you ask for?
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      Source: The Milford city, CT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).