Branford, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 28,026.
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 13,184  (47.0%)
Females: 14,842  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06405.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,425 (it was $58,009 in 2000)
Branford:

$79,425
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $47,643 (it was $32,301 in 2000)

Branford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $286,058 (it was $171,000 in 2000)
Branford:

$286,058
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,518; detached houses: $297,427; townhouses or other attached units: $193,439; in 2-unit structures: $214,907; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,608; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,636; mobile homes: $59,789
March 2019 cost of living index in Branford: 139.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Branford, CT (2010)
    • 24,95589.0%White alone
    • 1,1494.1%Hispanic
    • 1,0203.6%Asian alone
    • 5071.8%Black alone
    • 2941.0%Two or more races
    • 510.2%American Indian alone
    • 480.2%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Branford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Branford, Connecticut as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Branford is 1,335 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Branford by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(54.7)
6
(20.6)
13
(44.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(41.0)
9
(31.0)
9
(31.0)
9
(31.0)
6
(20.4)
11
(39.2)
10
(35.6)
3
(10.7)
8
(28.6)
5
(17.7)
5
(17.8)
7
(25.0)
4
(14.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(27.4)
16
(55.0)
23
(79.3)
14
(48.3)
30
(102.0)
15
(53.4)
11
(39.2)
13
(46.4)
16
(57.2)
12
(42.4)
3
(10.7)
9
(32.1)
13
(46.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(167.5)
98
(337.1)
77
(265.3)
82
(282.8)
101
(343.4)
81
(288.5)
56
(199.6)
55
(196.3)
54
(193.0)
36
(127.3)
32
(113.6)
33
(117.7)
24
(85.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
634
(2,168)
628
(2,160)
670
(2,309)
558
(1,924)
653
(2,220)
613
(2,183)
595
(2,121)
539
(1,924)
584
(2,087)
622
(2,200)
482
(1,711)
476
(1,698)
401
(1,426)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
52
(177.8)
54
(185.7)
59
(203.3)
31
(106.9)
50
(170.0)
55
(195.9)
24
(85.5)
40
(142.8)
23
(82.2)
33
(116.7)
29
(103.0)
46
(164.1)
51
(181.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(6.8)
6
(20.6)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)174.2161.7188.2131.2159.7145.6124.2114.6130.8120.097.8103.291.0

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City-data.com crime index in Branford, CT

Crime rate in Branford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 66 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Connecticut average:

2.15
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Branford, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (30.2%), Irish (21.2%), English (12.4%), German (11.4%), Polish (7.5%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1685

Elevation: 49 feet

Land area: 22.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,275 people per square mile   (low).

Branford, Connecticut map

2,014 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe, 2.3% Asia, 0.8% Latin America).

This town:

7.0%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Branford town:

1.7% ($2,912)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Haven, CT (6.5 miles , pop. 123,626).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (56.7 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (63.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Branford Center, CT (0.6 miles ),
East Haven, CT (1.8 miles ),
North Branford, CT (2.3 miles ),
Guilford, CT (2.5 miles ),
Guilford Center, CT (2.6 miles ),
New Haven, CT (2.6 miles ),
North Haven, CT (2.8 miles ),
West Haven, CT (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.28 N, Longitude: 72.81 W

Area code: 203

Distribution of median household income in Branford, CT in 2017
Branford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1998: 39 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $307,800
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $265,700
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $334,500
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $255,900
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $273,500
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $306,000
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $304,000
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $280,800
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $252,100
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $336,100
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $378,200
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $242,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Branford, CT residents
Average permit cost in Branford, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Branford, CT
Historical housing units in Branford, CT
Most common industries in Branford, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Branford, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.6%)

Average climate in Branford, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.2. This is about average.

City:

84.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.251. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.251
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.240. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.240
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 41.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Branford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Branford town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 42.2 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Branford-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 165.6 miles away from Branford center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from Branford center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Haven County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Branford topographic map

Main business address for: NEUROGEN CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Branford:

  • BRANFORD HILLS HEALTHCARE CTR (189 ALPS RD)
  • BRANFORD DIALYSIS (249 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • SHORELINE DIALYSIS CENTER (34 EAST INDUSTRIAL ROAD)
  • CT HOSPICE INC THE (100 DOUBLE BEACH ROAD)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES LLC (163 CEDAR STREET)

Amtrak stations near Branford:

  • 7 miles: NEW HAVEN (50 UNION AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: WALLINGFORD (37 HALL AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Branford:

  • Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford Campus (Full-time enrollment: 901; Location: 1 Summit Place; Private, for-profit; Website: www.branfordhall.edu)
  • Porter and Chester Institute of Branford (Full-time enrollment: 326; Location: 221 W Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.porterchester.com)
  • Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 92; Location: 251 West Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.branfordacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Branford:

  • Gateway Community College (about 7 miles; New Haven, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • Yale University (about 7 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)
  • University of New Haven (about 9 miles; West Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 6,205)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (about 9 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 8,708)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 11 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 8,153)
  • Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford (about 20 miles; Stratford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,822)
  • Wesleyan University (about 21 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 3,517)

Public high schools in Branford:

  • BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 944, Location: 185 EAST MAIN STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL HORIZONS PROGRAM (Location: 185 EAST MAIN STREET, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Branford:

Private elementary/middle school in Branford:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 99, Location: 62 CEDAR ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Branford

Library in Branford:

  • JAMES BLACKSTONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,190,406; Location: 758 MAIN ST.; 74,718 books; 18 e-books; 3,004 audio materials; 5,023 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 153 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Branford: Twin Lakes Golf Course (A), Connecticut State Boat Launching Area (B), James Blackstone Memorial Library (C), Connecticut Trolley Museum (D), Community House (E), Branford Counseling Center (F), Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library (G), Branford Fire Department Stony Creek Company 5 (H), Branford Fire Department Indian Neck Company 9 (I), Branford Fire Department M P Rice Company 2 (J), Branford Fire Department - Short Beach Company 4 (K), Branford Fire Department Headquarters (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Branford Craft Village Shopping Center (1), Branford Hills Plaza Shopping Center (2), Branford Square Shopping Center (3), Branhaven Shopping Center (4), Brushy Hill Shopping Center (5), Cherry Hill Shopping Center (6), Orchard Hill Plaza Shopping Center (7), Market Place Shopping Center (8), Lockworks Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Branford: NEUROGEN CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Branford include: New Life Apostolic Church (A), Saint Elizabeths Church (B), Saint Marys Church of Branford (C), Saint Stephens African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (D), Saint Thereses Church (E), Tabor Lutheran Church (F), Trinity Episcopal Church (G), United Methodist Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Branford Center Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), Saint Agnes Cemetery (3), Damascus Cemetery (4), Tabor Cemetery (5), Mill Plain Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Talmage Pond (A), Talmages Ice Pond (B), Youngs Pond (C), Griffins Pond (D), Lidyhites Pond (E), Branford Supply Ponds (F), Wards Millpond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Notch Hill Brook (A), Pisgah Brook (B), Beaver Swamp Brook (C), Hoadley Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Branford include: Youngs Pond Park (1), Veterans Memorial Park (2), Supply Pond Park (3), Stony Creek-Thimble Island Historic District (4), Pawson Park Marsh Wildlife Area (5), Parker Memorial Park (6), Branford Center Historic District (7), Branford Point Historic District (8), East Haven Marsh Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Hotchkiss Grove Beach (A), Short Beach (B), Hotchkiss Cove Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Branford Historical Society-Harrison House (Historical Places & Services; 124 Main Street) (1), Carr Travel (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 1018 Main Street Suite 1) (2), Branford Town - Senior Citizens Center- Administrative Departments- Public Libra (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 11 Cherry Hill Road) (3), Thimble Islands Cruises Aboard Sea Mist (Tours & Charters; Stony Creek Dock) (4), T & A Tours (Tours & Charters; 21 Forest Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Value Inn (565 East Main Street) (1), Economy Inn (309 East Main Street) (2), Branford Motel (470 East Main Street) (3), Days Inn & Conference Center (375 East Main Street) (4), Motel 6 (320 East Main Street) (5), Ramada Limited (3 Business Park Drive) (6), Advanced Motel (81 Leetes Island Road) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Branford Town - Probate Court (1019 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Alvin T. Smith - Judge, John Baldwin (educator) - Educator and philanthropist, Timothy Blackstone - Railroad executive, Aaron S. Lanfare - Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, Ellsworth Foote - Politician, Joseph Barker (Massachusetts) - Politician, Ollie Sax - Baseball player.

New Haven County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Branford and their reported violations in the past:

QUONNIPAUG HILLS - SECTION I (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.2%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.9%

People in group quarters in Branford in 2010:

  • 176 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Branford in 2000:

  • 192 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 49 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with most branches in Branford (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Branford Branch at 500 East Main Street, branch established on 1990/11/01; Leetes Island Stop And Shop Branch at 22 Leetes Island Road, branch established on 2002/02/18. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Branford Green Branch at 1026 Main Street, branch established on 1988/12/10; Branford East Branch at 367 East Main Street, branch established on 2000/12/15. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Branford Branch at 119 Montowese Street, branch established on 1996/10/21; Branford East Branch at 568 East Main Street, branch established on 1989/09/29. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Capital One, National Association: Branford Main at 45 South Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Branford Branch at 1 South Main Street, branch established on 1988/01/22. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Branford Branch at 1003 West Main Street, branch established on 2009/04/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: The Branford Branch at 471 East Main Street, branch established on 1971/07/26. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • The Bank of Southern Connecticut: Branford Branch at 445 West Main Street, branch established on 2002/10/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $145.3 mil, Deposits: $132.8 mil, headquarters in New Haven, CT, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Connecticut Bancorp, Inc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Branford Branch at 1081 West Main Street, branch established on 1972/03/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Branford:

Marital status in Branford, CT
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Branford:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Branford, CT (based on New Haven County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic304,677104
Mainline Protestant52,851149
Evangelical Protestant33,484208
Other19,94379
Black Protestant6,47135
Orthodox3,73111
None441,320-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 172
New Haven County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
New Haven County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 96
New Haven County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 186
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 764
Here:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New Haven County:

8.2%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Haven County:

15.4%
Connecticut:

15.8%

4.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.03%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairfield County, CT  0.98% ($57,745 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.48% ($54,707)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.25% ($62,540)


5.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($768 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.07%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fairfield County, CT  0.74% ($67,908 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.57% ($52,965)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.32% ($68,153)
Businesses in Branford, CT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Ben & Jerry's1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike3
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Popeyes1
DHL1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts5Starbucks2
FedEx6Stop & Shop1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subaru1
Ford1Subway4
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Gap1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS8
Holiday Inn1Walgreens2
Jones New York3Walmart1
Justice1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Branford:

  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADS (690 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ANSONIA, CT; Owner: RADIO AMOR, INC.)
  • WAVZ (1300 AM; 1 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WYBC (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFIF (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MILFORD, CT)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Branford:

  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WGRS (91.5 FM; GUILFORD, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WALK-FM (97.5 FM; PATCHOGUE, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNHU (88.7 FM; WEST HAVEN, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN)
  • W252AS (98.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Branford:

  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • W28AJ (Channel 28; ALLINGTOWN, CT; Owner: PAGING ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTY (Channel 67; SMITHTOWN, NY; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WLNY (Channel 55; RIVERHEAD, NY; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WSAH (Channel 43; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Branford: Aaron S. Lanfare.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Branford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 256ft / 78.2mTotal length
  • $28,699,000Total costs
  • 1,515,429Total average daily traffic
  • 165,128Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,464,189Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Branford, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 201950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Branford, CT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Branford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Branford, CT)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Branford)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 684GJ , Serial Number: P76DCH26A20542, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Eagle Eye Photo Imaging LLC, 26 Totoket Rd, Branford, CT 06405
  • Aircraft: DJI INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 7914B , Serial Number: W13DCE15030349, Certificate Issue Date: 09/27/2016
    Registrant (Individual): James G Jr Baldwin, 14 Crescent Bluff Ave, Branford, CT 06405
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/23/1958
  • Aircraft: DJI MATRICE 600 PRO (Category: Land, Engines: 6), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 805DM , Serial Number: M80DDK11010015, Certificate Issue Date: 02/10/2017
    Registrant (Individual): James G Jr Baldwin, 14 Crescent Bluff Ave, Branford, CT 06405
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/14/2005, Exported to: Canada
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44255 , Serial Number: 32-7400048, Year manufactured: 1974, Certificate Issue Date: 10/17/2012
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gerard F Mccloskey, 127 Turtle Bay, Branford, CT 06405, Other Owners: Louis A Telesford
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/01/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 57. The highest number of fire incidents - 104 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Branford, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (32.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Branford, CT
    • 43545.1%Structure Fires
    • 31132.2%Outside Fires
    • 19320.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 262.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Branford, CT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Branford, Connecticut:

  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 81 Leetes Island Rd, Branford, Connecticut 06405 , Phone: (203) 481-4528, Fax: (203) 481-4528
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 565 E Main St, Branford, Connecticut 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-4381, Fax: (203) 488-4568
  • Holiday Inn Express Branford, 309 E Main St, Branford, Connecticut 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-4035
  • Days Inn Branford, 325 E Main St, Branford, Connecticut 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-8314, Fax: (203) 483-6885
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 3 Business Park Dr, Branford, Connecticut 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-4991, Fax: (203) 488-6508
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Branford, Connecticut
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Branford, CT
  • 54.7%Utility gas
  • 35.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Branford, CT
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 18.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke


Branford compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Branford on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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