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Statistics and Facts of Milford Michigan

History
The Village of Milford began with the building of a sawmill by Elizur and Stanley Ruggles in 1832. Early county records indicate that the mill was erected in the "Township" at that time, and that formal organization would occur in 1834. That same year, the first grist mill was erected by Luman Fuller. In 1835, the first Post Office was established with Aaron Phelps as Postmaster.

The Lower Mill Pond was created in 1836 to provide waterpower for the various types of mills and factories. The Upper Mill Pond followed in 1845. In 1911, the Hubbell Pond was created by a dam built on the Huron River to generate electricity.

Waterpower made it possible for Milford to become one of the first communities to have electric lights, in 1892. A year later, telephone service was available in the Village. As a point of reference, nearby South Lyon did not have electric lights until 1932.

By 1939, Henry Ford built a carburetor plant and two hydroelectric stations intended to allow residents to maintain their agricultural work while working in the factories. The former carburetor plant was demolished in 2002. The Art Deco station still remains on the Pettibone Creek in the Village, and restoration work began in 2004.

Notable People
Thomas Lynch poet.
Mary Jackson (1910 - 2005), actress.
Dax Shepard (1975-), actor

Population (year 2000): 6,272. Estimated population in July 2006: 6,578 (+4.9% change)
Males: 2,992 (47.7%)
Females: 3,280 (52.3%)

Oakland County

Median resident age: 35.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48380, 48381.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $61,700 (it was $59,688 in 2000)
Milford $61,700
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $198,400 (it was $157,300 in 2000)
Milford $198,400
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (16.1%), English (13.7%), Polish (12.4%), Italian (6.1%), French (5.8%).

Elevation: 945 feet

Land area: 2.45 square miles. Population density: 2688 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in Milford
High school or higher: 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
Unemployed: 3.4%

Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Milford village
Never married: 23.8%
Now married: 56.6%
Separated: 0.8%
Widowed: 6.2%
Divorced: 12.7%

233 residents are foreign born.
This village: 3.7%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Milford: 1.4% ($2,236)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Bloomfield Township, MI (15.0 miles, pop. 64,862).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (36.8 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (285.1 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wixom, MI (5.9 miles), Wolverine Lake, MI (7.8 miles), Walled Lake, MI (9.2 miles), South Lyon, MI (9.4 miles), Novi, MI (11.2 miles), Northville, MI (13.2 miles), Brighton, MI (13.4 miles), Holly, MI (14.5 miles).

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 83.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +115 (+1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 534 (16.6%)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 26 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 2.89
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers near Milford:
HURON VALLEY-SINAI HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; COMMERCE, MI)
BRIGHTON HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; BRIGHTON, MI)
NORTHVILLE REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSP (about 14 miles; NORTHVILLE, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Milford:
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 14 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
WILLOW RUN (about 26 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
BISHOP INTERNATIONAL (about 27 miles; FLINT, MI; ID: FNT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Milford:
OAKLAND SOUTHWEST (about 7 miles; NEW HUDSON, MI; ID: Y47)
BRIGHTON (about 12 miles; BRIGHTON, MI; ID: 45G)
AERONUT PARK (about 18 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: 13M)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Milford:
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 20 miles; LIVONIA, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,780)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 23 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 35,684)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 26 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
BAKER COLLEGE OF FLINT (about 28 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,734)

Public elementary/middle schools in Milford:
MUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 425 GEORGE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
KURTZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 1350 KURTZ DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 515 GENERAL MOTORS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 716 UNION STREET; Grades: PK - 05)

Private elementary/middle schools in Milford:
MILFORD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 2700 E COMMERCE ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
HIGHLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 3290 HICKORY RIDGE SOUTH; Grades: PK - 5)

Library in Milford:
MILFORD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $629,441; Location: 1100 ATLANTIC STREET; 44,207 books; 1,453 audio materials; 1,448 video materials; 163 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This village: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village: 70.3%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village: 4.0%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This village: 7.2%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This village: 3.0%
Whole state: 4.8%

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