Guilford 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 22,277 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Guilford is the 50th largest community in Connecticut.
Guilford home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Guilford real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Guilford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Guilford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Guilford who work in management occupations (15.44%), sales jobs (11.97%), and teaching (10.89%).
Also of interest is that Guilford 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: 7.48% 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.
Because of many things, Guilford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Guilford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Guilford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Guilford 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Guilford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Guilford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.12% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Guilford in 2010 was $55,566, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $222,264 for a family of four.
The people who call Guilford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Guilford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Guilford include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Guilford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.