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Branford is a town in New Haven County, in the New Haven-Milford metro area.
The community was named for Brentford, England.
The latitude of Branford is 41.277N. The longitude is -72.8W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,683.
Yale University was founded in Branford.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Branford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Haven County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Haven area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06471 ZIP code.
9% of Branford residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Branford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Branford was $32,301, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Branford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Branford include Branford Center Historic District, Branford Electric Railway Historic District, Branford Point Historic District, Route 146 Historic District, Stony Creek - Thimble Islands Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Branford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $716. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,441.
Libraries in Branford include James Blackstone Memorial Library, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Branford workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Branford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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