Milford Patch Report: Significant Number of Milford Residents Struggling to Make Ends Meet

by Brian McCready 11/17/2014 

According to a new report released by the United Way, 5 percent of Milford’s households live in poverty, but a staggering 22 percent of city households live below the state’s basic cost-of-living threshold.

This is taken directly from the United Way report: The ALICE study reports that the annual household survival budget for the average family of four (two adults, one toddler and one infant) in Milford is $66,088 and for a single adult it is $24,618. Even with one of the highest median hourly wages in the country, 51 percent of jobs in Connecticut pay less than $20/hour ($40,000/year if full time).

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