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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Milford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 54,047. Milford is in New Haven County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Milford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Milford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Milford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Milford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,574
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Milford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    1.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    352.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,545.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    146.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Milford

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,778
National
$55,322
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The place where I grew up! Not much to complain about, but of course it's not perfect. The public education is great, the variety of food throughout the city is spectacular, and it's a great place to raise kids! Not a great place to rent if you're not ready to buy Rents are high for a selection of only small luxury apartments. If you're a young renter like me, you're better of in New Haven or Bridgeport to save a couple hundred bucks a month.
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I have lived in Milford my entire life, so the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this city is home. It is a nice little city right on the shoreline of Long Island. The beaches are packed in the summer and the restaurants are booming with business on the weekends. It is not a big city, so it can be difficult at times to find something new to do everyday. We are however close to bigger cities such as New Haven and New York City if you are looking for more adventure. I personally believe that the suburban style of Milford is better than an urban or rural area. We have just enough people which results in a fairly low crime rate. It is a perfect place to raise your kids because of the many friendly neighborhoods and great schools that are eager to teach their kids. I have personally loved living in Milford. The cute-little town aesthetic and friendly community is what makes it so welcoming. I love it here and would not want to be raised anywhere else.
My family moved to Connecticut a few years ago for new jobs (Yale / NYC) and, after renting in East Rock for a year, we decided to buy our first home in downtown Milford. We have two young children and have found this town fits our needs perfectly. Everything we need is right here: a wealth of activities, beaches, good schools, restaurants, trains to NHV and NHC, and much more. We're considering upgrading to a larger home in a few years and I suspect we'll stay in the area - despite being able to afford Orange and Fairfield. The millennial-friendly community and lifestyle here is very hard to beat.