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.
Branford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.06% 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 (14.09%), management occupations (11.75%), and sales jobs (11.41%).
One of the nice things about Branford is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Branford ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Branford, 42.32% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Branford in 2010 was $44,043, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,172 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.