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Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Milford
Town
Location of Milford in the state of Indiana
Location of Milford in the state of Indiana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Area[1]
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,562
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,554
 • Density 1,420.0/sq mi (548.3/km2)
FIPS code [4]
GNIS feature ID 2396763[5]

Milford is a town in Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,562 at the 2010 census.

History

Milford was laid out by Judge Aaron M. Perine on April 10, 1836, who had settled the area with his family in 1834.[6] It was named for a mill which stood near a ford.[7] Milford was incorporated as a town in the year 1880.

Geography

Milford is located at (41.409215, -85.846866).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2), of which 1.10 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 98.21%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 1.79%) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,562 people, 613 households, and 406 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,420.0 inhabitants per square mile (548.3/km2). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 606.4 per square mile (234.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 8.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.4% of the population.

There were 613 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 36.9 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,550 people, 590 households, and 402 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,436.8 people per square mile (554.1/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 580.3/sq mi (223.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.61% White, 0.84% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 5.29% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.16% of the population.

There were 590 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $43,958. Males had a median income of $32,898 versus $24,107 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,247. About 2.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Milford is home to:

  • Gravelton Parochial School (grades 1-8)
  • Maple Grove Amish School (grades 1-8)
  • and West Hastings (grades 1-8)
  • Milford Elementary and Middle School (grades k-8) part of the Wawasee Community School Corporation (WHS)

Industry

The industry of Milford is based primarily on manufacturing and agriculture. Milford is home to agricultural equipment manufacturer CTB, Inc., printer/publisher The Papers Incorporated, whose largest publication is Auto & RV which publishes books available for Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Tennessee,[9] and Maple Leaf Farms, the largest White Pekin duck producer in North America.

Notable Residents

Milford was the childhood home of Dr. Ronald C. Brown, noted labor historian and winner of the 2000 Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Publication Prize for "No One Ailing Except a Physician: Medicine in the Mining West 1848-1919" which he co-authored with Dr. Duane A. Smith. Brown also coordinated a three-year program in oral history with NASA, a two-year program in Texas Music History and regularly conducts and consults on oral history projects .

References

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana".  
  6. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 706. 
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 220.  
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  9. ^ http://www.auto-rv.com/about.aspx
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