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Welcome to Branford ...

The Town of Branford is located in New Haven County<1>.

The location of Branford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Branford has a population of 27,900 people<3> (see below for details).

Branford is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Branford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Branford: (203) and (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Branford had an population of 27,900 people. This is a decrease of 0.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Branford had a population of 28,026 people. This makes Branford the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Branford represents 0.78% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,026 people, the population of Branford decreased 2.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,683 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Branford.

Communities near Branford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Branford.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Hamden [New Haven County]
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    • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
  • Meriden [New Haven County]
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    • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
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      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
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      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<7>
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Branford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Branford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Branford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Branford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Branford. See our Newspapers Page for Branford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Branford ...

Looking for more information about Branford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Branford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Branford.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Branford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Branford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Branford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Branford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Branford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Branford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2779, Longitude: -72.7998       In this case, the coordinates for Branford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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