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Milford, Delaware

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Welcome to Milford ...

The city of Milford is primarily located in Sussex County. A portion of Milford extends into Kent County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Milford has a population of 10,979 people<1> (see below for details).

Milford was established in 1680.

The community of Milford is near sea level<2>.

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

Milford is within the boundaries of the (302) area code.

The ZIP code for Milford: 19963<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milford had a population of 9,559 people. This makes Milford the county's most populous community.

The population of Milford represents 1.06% of the total population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,559 people, the population of Milford increased 41.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,732 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Milford had an population of 10,979 people. This is an increase of 14.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 63.09% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Milford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016
Bridgeville   [Map]   2,302   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Camden   [Map]   3,489   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dover   [Map]   37,786   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Felton   [Map]   1,408   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   7,206   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   1,085   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Milford.

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, Connecticut, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Milford. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Milford. Our list includes 11 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Milford:

Websites for Milford ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Milford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Milford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Milford. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Milford.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Milford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Milford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9097, Longitude: -75.4279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Milford.