Milford, Utah
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Milford, Utah
Milford, Utah
Milford train station, October 2017
Milford train station, October 2017
Location in Beaver County and the state of Utah
Location in Beaver County and the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 38°23?41?N 113°0?50?W / 38.39472°N 113.01389°W / 38.39472; -113.01389Coordinates: 38°23?41?N 113°0?50?W / 38.39472°N 113.01389°W / 38.39472; -113.01389
CountryUnited States
 o MayorNolan Davis[1]
 o Total2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 o Land2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation4,967 ft (1,514 m)
 o Total1,409
 o Estimate 
 o Density651.10/sq mi (251.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-50040[5]
GNIS feature ID1430317[3]

Milford is a city in Beaver County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,409 at the 2010 census[6] and 1,394 as of a 2019 Census Bureau estimate.


Facing east along West Center Street (SR-21), October 2017

Although settlers had established ranches in the area in the 1870s, Milford was not developed until after construction of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad in 1880, which established a station here.[7] Milford is a constructed name, an abbreviated form of mill and ford.[8]

During the Great Depression, workers from a nearby CCC camp constructed a road from Milford to Beaver, to improve connections.

Milford Flat Wildfire

Lightning caused a massive wildfire to start near Milford at 3:45 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2007.[9] On July 8 the fire was declared the largest in Utah's history, having burned more than 283,000 acres (1,150 km2).[10]


As of the 2000 census, there were 1,451 people, 484 households, and 357 families residing in the city.[5] The population density was 753.7 people per square mile (290.3/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 306.0 per square mile (117.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.42% White, 1.45% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 4.07% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.13% of the population.

There were 484 households, out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 37.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,809, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $35,568 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,889. About 9.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.


Looking north on South Main Street (SR-21), October 2017

Milford is located in east-central Beaver County in the Escalante Desert, a basin situated between the Mineral Mountains to the east and the smaller Star Range to the west. State Route 21 passes through the city, leading south 14 miles (23 km) to Minersville and northwest 84 miles (135 km) to U.S. Routes 6 and 50 near the Nevada line. State Route 257 runs north from Milford 74 miles (119 km) to Delta.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.[6]


Milford has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk).

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 66 75 80 87 94 105 104 102 98 90 76 65
Norm High °F 40.6 47.1 56.7 65 74.2 86.2 92.9 90.7 81.3 68 52.2 42.2
Norm Low °F 15.5 20.2 26.4 31.6 38.9 47.1 55.4 54.5 44.9 33.1 23 15
Rec Low °F -28 -29 -14 9 17 24 38 34 23 -2 -13 -32
Precip (in) 0.73 0.77 1.21 0.99 0.94 0.44 0.76 1.04 0.92 1.12 0.77 0.58
Source: [1]

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See also


  1. ^ "City Council". Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milford
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Milford city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. p. 502
  8. ^ Van Atta, Dale (Jan 22, 1977). "You name it - there's a town for it". The Deseret News. pp. W6. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved 2015.

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