Milford, Nebraska

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Milford, Nebraska
City
Downtown Milford: First Street
Downtown Milford: First Street
Location of Milford, Nebraska
Location of Milford, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°46′19″N 97°3′8″W / 40.77194°N 97.05222°W / 40.77194; -97.05222Coordinates: 40°46′19″N 97°3′8″W / 40.77194°N 97.05222°W / 40.77194; -97.05222
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Seward
Area[1]
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,453 ft (443 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,090
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,156
 • Density 2,679.5/sq mi (1,034.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68405
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-32060
GNIS feature ID 0831294[4]
Website http://www.milford-ne.com/

Milford is a city in Seward County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,090 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Milford was platted in 1866.[5] It took its name from a mill at a ford on the Blue River.[6]

Geography[edit]

Milford is located at 40°46′19″N 97°3′8″W / 40.77194°N 97.05222°W / 40.77194; -97.05222 (40.772010, -97.052311).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), of which, 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 402
1890 555 38.1%
1900 542 −2.3%
1910 716 32.1%
1920 792 10.6%
1930 832 5.1%
1940 759 −8.8%
1950 951 25.3%
1960 1,462 53.7%
1970 1,846 26.3%
1980 2,108 14.2%
1990 1,886 −10.5%
2000 2,070 9.8%
2010 2,090 1.0%
Est. 2012 2,156 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,090 people, 770 households, and 494 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,679.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,034.6/km2). There were 843 housing units at an average density of 1,080.8 per square mile (417.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 770 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 31.7 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 21.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.8% male and 44.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,070 people, 722 households, and 464 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,901.9 people per square mile (1,125.7/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 1,079.5 per square mile (418.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.83% White, 0.24% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 722 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 24.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 132.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 140.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $37,039, and the median income for a family was $51,012. Males had a median income of $30,170 compared to $22,026 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,217. About 4.6% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Milford is the location of a campus of Southeast Community College.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Milford, Seward County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 131. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 

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