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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Guilford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 22,285. Guilford is in New Haven County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Guilford offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Guilford there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Guilford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Guilford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$393,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Guilford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    143.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,217
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Guilford

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,000
National
$55,322

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Guilford Reviews

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Cute town, great community and fantastic schools. We've lived here for 8 years and the towns programs for kids and the library are both great. Good place to raise children!
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Guilford is a typical suburban, majority white, upper-middle class town with above average public schools and a safe, family friendly atmosphere. Very quiet and uneventful in terms of nightlife .
Lived there for most my life in an average sized home. Has multiple elementary schools, a middle school, junior high, and high school with functional bus system with good drivers. Schools were good quality as far as I can remember. Variety of businesses and parks to go to, but little in way of entertainment besides the parks and some shopping. Environment is relaxed and town is very safe, rarely experience or saw any hazards.