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 2012: $70,407 (it was $58,009 in 2000)
Branford:

$70,407
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,995 (it was $32,301 in 2000)

Branford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $284,530 (it was $171,000 in 2000)
Branford:

$284,530
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $390,527; Detached houses: $467,123; Townhouses or other attached units: $242,345; In 2-unit structures: $369,615; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $289,585; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,473; Mobile homes: $82,272
Branford races chart
  • White alone - 24,955 (89.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,149 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,020 (3.6%)
  • Black alone - 507 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 294 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 51 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 48 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Branford: 297.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,CT real estate house value index trend

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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

For population 15 years and over in Branford town:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

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

This town:  7.0%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Branford, Connecticut as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Branford to the number of sex offenders is 1,382 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Branford town:  1.7% ($2,912)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)
Branford satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.28 N, Longitude: 72.81 W

Area code: 203

Branford household income distribution Branford home values distribution

Crime rates in Branford by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000100001100
per 100,000 0.00.00.03.40.00.00.00.03.43.40.00.0
Rapes 1895914166130000
per 100,000 64.331.217.230.947.854.720.644.80.00.00.00.0
Robberies 8141015171299961110
per 100,000 28.648.534.351.558.041.031.031.031.020.439.235.6
Assaults 15291715138162314301511
per 100,000 53.6100.558.351.544.427.455.079.348.3102.053.439.2
Burglaries 6767607766499877821018156
per 100,000 239.3232.3205.9264.2225.2167.5337.1265.3282.8343.4288.5199.6
Thefts 633746714723677634628670558653613595
per 100,000 2261.02586.12449.72481.02310.22167.72160.02308.81924.22220.02183.22120.8
Auto thefts 514680432852545931505524
per 100,000 182.2159.5274.5147.695.5177.8185.7203.3106.9170.0195.985.5
Arson 631112611111
per 100,000 21.410.43.43.43.46.820.63.43.43.43.63.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 199.7199.2176.4193.8187.0180.7167.7195.2136.1165.7151.1128.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Branford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 60 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Connecticut average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Connecticut:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Branford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Branford, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Branford 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 the city 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Branford:

  • 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)
  • BRANFORD HILLS HEALTHCARE CTR (189 ALPS RD)

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 (FT enrollment: 326; Location: 221 W Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.porterchester.com)
  • Branford Academy of Hair and Cosmetology (FT 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 school in Branford:

Public elementary/middle schools in Branford:

Private elementary/middle schools in Branford:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 62 CEDAR ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SHORELINE SCHOOL OF MONTESSORI (Students: 78; Location: 675 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE PINE BROOK SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 56 STONY CREEK RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Branford, School District: BRANFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 96.0. This is worse than average.

City:

96.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.267. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.267
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.17
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.30
U.S.:

9.14

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

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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Branford, Connecticut:

  • Motel Six, 320 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 483-5828, Fax: (203) 488-4579
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 81 Leetes Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 481-4528, Fax: (203) 481-4528
  • Branford Motel, 470 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-5442
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 565 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-4381, Fax: (203) 488-4568
  • Holiday Inn Express Branford, 309 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-4035
  • Days Inn Branford, 325 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-8314, Fax: (203) 483-6885
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 3 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405 , Phone: (203) 488-4991, Fax: (203) 488-6508
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Branford, Connecticut

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.74%
Here: 53.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchMuslim Estimate
Adherents72.1%6.5%5.2%3.0%2.6%
Congregations24.3%4.5%10.6%10.2%1.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.1%0.8%4.5%
Congregations5.4%4.7%3.3%5.9%29.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 172
New Haven County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
New Haven County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
New Haven County:

24.0%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

15.8%

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Connecticut average:

4.33%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($498 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.05%
Connecticut average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairfield County, CT  0.80% ($51,822 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.45% ($47,917)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.21% ($48,825)


4.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Connecticut average:

4.84%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($711 average AGI)
New Haven County:

0.11%
Connecticut average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairfield County, CT  0.75% ($52,758 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.51% ($45,348)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.29% ($57,022)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Branford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 40
Total length: 118 meters (387ft)
Total costs: $56,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,239,221
Total average daily truck traffic: 137,359

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 18
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 5
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: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Branford, CT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Branford)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Branford)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 90
  • Hazardous Condition: 105
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Branford

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Branford, CT
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

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