Guilford

A charming town situated on the Long Island Sound shoreline. Noted for it's historic homes, town green and coastal community.

Welcome to Guilford

Guilford, Connecticut, is a charming town situated on the Long Island Sound shoreline. Known for its historic charm and coastal community, 

This Long Island Sound shoreline town is a combination residential and summer community. Five miles in width and 12 miles in length, the town contains 47.6 square miles and a population of 21,000. Flanked on the west by Branford and on the east by Madison, these shoreline towns are suburbs to urban New Haven.
 
Guilford has a small, historic, charming atmosphere which is highlighted by its rustic character and individuality. The town seeks to maintain its value and character as it continues the development of its commercial and industrial area in the southern section. This area is well served by major highways, including Interstate 95 and rail connections.

Unique characteristics include the Town Green with tree lined abutting streets that boast the third largest collection of historical homes in New England, dwellings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy the numerous boutique shops, antique markets and art galleries that also surround the Green. Nearby are historical museums that display Guilford’s heritage, including the Hyland House (1660), Henry Whitfield State Museum (1639), Thomas Griswold House (1774), Medad Stone Tavern (1803) and the Dudley Farm (1840). Guilford offers a wonderful environment for residents and visitors alike. The town features a beautiful Green at its heart, making it a picturesque place to explore.

Overview for Guilford, CT

22,113 people live in Guilford, where the median age is 48.9 and the average individual income is $65,362. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

22,113

Total Population

48.9 years

Median Age

High

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

$65,362

Average individual Income

Around Guilford, CT

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

6
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
26
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 Greenery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.79 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Guilford, CT

Guilford has 8,665 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Guilford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,113 people call Guilford home. The population density is 469.3 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

22,113

Total Population

High

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

48.9

Median Age

51.24 / 48.76%

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
8,665

Total Households

2.52

Average Household Size

$65,362

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Guilford, CT

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Guilford. 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
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Guilford Lakes School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Melissa Jones School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
A. Baldwin Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
E. C. Adams Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
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