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Welcome to Milford ...

The pronunciation of Milford: MIL-ferd<1>

The village of Milford is located in Iroquois County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Milford has a population of 1,208 people<2> (see below for details).

Milford is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Milford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Milford (for example, toward Earl Park (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Milford: (815) and (779)<4>

The ZIP code for Milford: 60953<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milford had a population of 1,306 people. This makes Milford the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Milford represents 0.01% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 597th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,306 people, the population of Milford decreased 4.6% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,369 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Milford had an population of 1,208 people. This is a decrease of 7.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.76% 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 from Milford and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Cissna Park   [Map]   785   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gilman   [Map]   1,702   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Hoopeston   [Map]   5,112   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Onarga   [Map]   1,287   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rossville   [Map]   1,257   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sheldon   [Map]   988   NE   12 miles [19.3 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, Delaware, Georgia (2), 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 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Milford.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Milford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).

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<5>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 village (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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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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: 40.6276, Longitude: -87.6963     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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