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Milford (town), Massachusetts

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Milford is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 26,799.

For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Milford, please see the article Milford (CDP), Massachusetts.

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History

Milford was first settled in 1662 and was officially incorporated in 1780.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.5 km² (14.9 mi²). 37.8 km² (14.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.82% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,799 people, 10,420 households, and 7,200 families residing in the town. The population density is 708.7/km² (1,835.6/mi²). There are 10,713 housing units at an average density of 283.3/km² (733.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.95% White, 1.35% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 4.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,420 households out of which 33.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% are non-families. 25.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $50,856, and the median income for a family is $61,029. Males have a median income of $42,173 versus $30,989 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,742. 7.2% of the population and 5.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.9% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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