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Welcome to Milford ...

The coastal city of Milford is located in New Haven County<1>.

The location of Milford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Milford has a population of 53,195 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Milford.

Milford is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Milford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Milford: (203) & (475)<5>

The ZIP code for Milford: 06460<6>

Websites for Milford ...

Official Website:   www.ci.milford.ct.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.milfordct.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Milford had an population of 53,195 people. This is an increase of 3.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milford had a population of 51,271 people (which is 5.94% of the total population of New Haven County). This makes Milford the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Milford represents 1.43% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,271 people, the population of Milford increased 1.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 50,594 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Milford.

Adding Milford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Milford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Milford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Milford on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Milford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Milford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Milford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Milford.

Communities near Milford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Milford.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<8>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Milford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<8>
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
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      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
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      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<8>
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
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      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<8>
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Milford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Milford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Milford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Milford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Milford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Milford. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Milford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Milford ...

Looking for more information about Milford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Milford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Milford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Milford: www.ci.milford.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Milford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Milford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Milford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Milford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Milford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Milford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2237, Longitude: -73.0588       In this case, the coordinates for Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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