Milford is a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,559.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,525, and the median income for a family was $40,333. Males had a median income of $29,271 versus $23,164 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,181. About 10.4% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.
In 1974 a second grade class at the Lulu Ross Elementary School in Milford successfully petitioned the State Legislature to make the ladybug Delaware's official state bug. Starting in April 2004. Downtown Milford, Inc., a local business association, established an annual festival - the Bug & Bud Festival - to celebrate this event and recognize Arbor Day.
Simmie Knox began to teach himself to paint while living in Milford as a young man. He later became the first Afro-American to paint an official presidential portrait - that of President Bill Clinton.
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