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 28,176 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Branford is the 35th largest community in Connecticut.
Also of interest is that Branford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.42% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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, 49.36% 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 2018 was $54,683, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $218,732 for a family of four. However, Branford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Branford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Branford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.