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Welcome to Milford ...

Milford is located in Worcester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Milford has a population of 29,051 people<2> (see below for details).

Milford was settled in 1662 and was incorporated in 1780.

Milford is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Milford: (508) and (774)<4>

The ZIP code for Milford: 01757<5>

Websites for Milford ...

Official Website:   www.milford.ma.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.milfordchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Milford had an population of 29,051 people. This is an increase of 3.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Milford had a population of 27,999 people. This makes Milford the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Milford represents 0.43% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,999 people, the population of Milford increased 4.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,799 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, 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.

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Milford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Milford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Milford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Milford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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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 9 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Milford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Milford.

Adding Milford to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Milford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Milford on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Milford: www.milford.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Milford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Milford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 community (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MilfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1416, Longitude: -71.5194    
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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