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Milford
Looking south on Main Street, 1919
Looking south on Main Street, 1919
Location of Milford in Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Location of Milford in Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Van Buren
Area
 • Total 1.47 sq mi (3.82 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
833 ft (254 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,614
 • Density 1,111.57/sq mi (429.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46542
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-49320
GNIS feature ID 439139, 2396763

Milford is a town in Van Buren Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,562 at the 2010 census.

History

Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana (1919)
Looking south on Main Street, 1919

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

Geography

According to the 2010 census, Milford has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), of which 1.1 square miles (2.85 km2) (or 98.21%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 1.79%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 209
1870 432 106.7%
1880 492 13.9%
1890 677 37.6%
1900 905 33.7%
1910 814 −10.1%
1920 811 −0.4%
1930 869 7.2%
1940 901 3.7%
1950 952 5.7%
1960 1,167 22.6%
1970 1,264 8.3%
1980 1,153 −8.8%
1990 1,388 20.4%
2000 1,550 11.7%
2010 1,562 0.8%
2020 1,614 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,562 people, 613 households, and 406 families living 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.

Economy

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, and Maple Leaf Farms, the largest White Peking duck producer in North America.

Education

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 (WCSC)

The town has a lending library, the Milford Public Library.

See also

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