Branford, Connecticut

town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United Sates

Branford is a coastal town in southern Connecticut. The town is just east of New Haven. More than 28,000 people were living in Branford at the 2010 census.

Branford, Connecticut
Town
Branford town hall
Branford town hall
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°16′40″N 72°47′59″W / 41.27778°N 72.79972°W / 41.27778; -72.79972Coordinates: 41°16′40″N 72°47′59″W / 41.27778°N 72.79972°W / 41.27778; -72.79972
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
NECTANew Haven
RegionSouth Central Region
Settled1644
Incorporated1685
Government
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
 • First selectmanJamie Cosgrove
Area
 • Total28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Land22.0 sq mi (56.9 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (15.6 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total28,026
 • Density1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06405
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-07310
GNIS feature ID0213395
Websitewww.branford-ct.gov