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 22,031 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.
Of important note, Guilford is also a town of artists. Guilford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Guilford’s character.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Guilford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.58% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Guilford. 59.07% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Guilford in 2018 was $65,362, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,448 for a family of four.
Guilford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Guilford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.