Branford is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 28,145 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Branford is the 37th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Branford are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Branford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Branford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Branford who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (12.07%), and management occupations (11.40%).
Branford is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Branford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.80% of adults in Branford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Branford in 2010 was $43,769, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,076 for a family of four. However, Branford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Branford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Branford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Branford include Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Branford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.