Branford

Lies next to the Long Island Sound and includes Stony Creek and the Thimble Islands.

Welcome to Branford

The town of Branford, located in New Haven County, lies next to the Long Island Sound and includes the Thimble Islands. The first settlers of New Haven bought land from the area’s Native peoples in 1638 and established Branford in 1644. In the mid-19th century, the railroad helped develop Branford’s industry, and from the 1850s through the 1920s, the scenic coastline made it a popular tourist destination. Today, Branford is a suburban community with several town-maintained parks and beaches and 20 miles of coastline. It has numerous historic districts, and the Thimble Islands remain a favorite destination spot.
 
connecticuthistory.org/towns-page/branford/
 
Branford, one of Connecticut’s many shoreline towns, offers residents and tourists a variety of attractions, events and experiences. Branford is home to three popular breweries; Stony Creek Brewery, Thimble Island Brewery, and Duvig Beer Company. Located just offshore, the Thimble Islands are a great place for boating, kayaking and fishing. A handful of beaches line the coast for people of all ages to enjoy. The Harrison House museum, built in 1724, offers residents a tourists a glimpse into Branford’s past with preserved artifacts and memorabilia.
 
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Overview for Branford, CT

28,102 people live in Branford, where the median age is 51.3 and the average individual income is $54,719. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,102

Total Population

51.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,719

Average individual Income

Around Branford, CT

There's plenty to do around Branford, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
14
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Grey Goat Farmtique, Sweet Poppy's Allergen Friendly Bake Shop, and The Chef Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.48 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.52 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.37 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.56 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Branford, CT

Branford has 12,686 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Branford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,102 people call Branford home. The population density is 1,299.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,102

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

51.3

Median Age

46.73 / 53.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,686

Total Households

2.2

Average Household Size

$54,719

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Branford, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Branford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (Celc)
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Francis Walsh Intermediate School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Mary T. Murphy School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
2/5
Mary R. Tisko School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
John B. Sliney School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
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