Milford, California

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Milford
census-designated place
Milford is located in California
Milford
Milford
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°10′17″N 120°22′21″W / 40.17139°N 120.37250°W / 40.17139; -120.37250Coordinates: 40°10′17″N 120°22′21″W / 40.17139°N 120.37250°W / 40.17139; -120.37250
Country  United States
State  California
County Lassen County
Area[1]
 • Total 5.298 sq mi (13.720 km2)
 • Land 5.292 sq mi (13.706 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.015 km2)  0.11%
Elevation[2] 4,222 ft (1,287 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 167
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 1659126; 2628757
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milford, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milford, California

Milford is a census-designated place[3] in Lassen County, California.[2] It is located on Mill Creek 15 miles (24 km) south of Litchfield,[4] at an elevation of 4222 feet (1287 m).[2] The population was 167 at the 2010 census.

The settlement began when Judson Dakin and J.C. Wemple opened a mill at the site in 1861.[4] The first post office at Milford opened in 1864, and closed for a period during 1879.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), of which over 99% is land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Milford had a population of 167. The population density was 31.5 people per square mile (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of Milford was 150 (89.8%) White, 1 (0.6%) African American, 1 (0.6%) Native American, 1 (0.6%) Asian, 1 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 4 (2.4%) from other races, and 9 (5.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11 persons (6.6%).

The Census reported that 167 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 69 households, out of which 22 (31.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 35 (50.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 9 (13.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (8.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (1.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 16 households (23.2%) were made up of individuals and 5 (7.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42. There were 47 families (68.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.85.

The population was spread out with 33 people (19.8%) under the age of 18, 18 people (10.8%) aged 18 to 24, 34 people (20.4%) aged 25 to 44, 61 people (36.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 21 people (12.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.8 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.1 males.

There were 81 housing units at an average density of 15.3 per square mile (5.9/km²), of which 48 (69.6%) were owner-occupied, and 21 (30.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.7%. 122 people (73.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 45 people (26.9%) lived in rental housing units.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Milford is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[6] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[7]

Federally, Milford is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milford, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milford, California
  4. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 400. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Milford CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.