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Milford, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Milford had a population of 1,236 as of July 1, 2016. Milford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Milford is located at latitude 40.5738 and longitude -75.0895 in Hunterdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Milford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Hunterdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Borough of Milford (GNIS ID: 885301) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Milford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Milford: Burnt Mills, Lowreytown, Sunburn.

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Milford, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,236
Population in Households 1,231
Population in Familes 973
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,076
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $272,396
Average Home Value $302,714


Median Household Income $78,268
Average Household Income $86,575
Per Capita Income $36,925
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.03%
Households 0.15% 0.08%
Families 0.14% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Milford, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milford to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 449 18th
Population Density1 # 425 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 515 6th
Median Household Income # 271 50th
Per Capita Income # 284 48th

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