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Milford, Kansas
City
Location within Geary County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Geary County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 39°10′24″N 96°54′42″W / 39.17333°N 96.91167°W / 39.17333; -96.91167Coordinates: 39°10′24″N 96°54′42″W / 39.17333°N 96.91167°W / 39.17333; -96.91167
Country United States
State Kansas
County Geary
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,158 ft (353 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 530
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 593
 • Density 900/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66514
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-46525
GNIS feature ID 0476335 [4]

Milford is a city in Geary County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 530.[5] It is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Milford was originally called Bachelder, and under the latter name was laid out in 1855.[6] Milford contained a lumber mill in its early days.[7]

Geography[edit]

Milford is located at 39°10′24″N 96°54′42″W / 39.17333°N 96.91167°W / 39.17333; -96.91167 (39.173454, -96.911650).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Milford has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 300
1940 271 −9.7%
1950 284 4.8%
1960 318 12.0%
1970 296 −6.9%
1980 465 57.1%
1990 384 −17.4%
2000 502 30.7%
2010 530 5.6%
Est. 2012 593 11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2012 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 530 people, 203 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 898.3 inhabitants per square mile (346.8 /km2). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 461.0 per square mile (178.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.4% White, 5.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 8.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 203 households of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.2% male and 45.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 502 people, 183 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,217.2 people per square mile (1,211.4/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 1,570.1 per square mile (591.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.66% White, 3.19% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 1.00% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 6.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.37% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,246. About 10.3% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  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. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 280. 
  7. ^ Capace, Nancy (2000). Encyclopedia of Kansas. Somerset Publishers. p. 236. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Milford, Kansas
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved January 2, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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