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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
North Branford is a town in Connecticut with a population of 14,275. North Branford is in New Haven County. Living in North Branford offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Branford there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in North Branford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in North Branford are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,221
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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North Branford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    782.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in North Branford

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,637
National
$55,322

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North Branford is a rural town and if coming from a busier urban area, it can be viewed as boring and quiet. But, as someone who was raised in that town and now studying in a more suburban area, I have come to appreciate North Branford that is full of grass and trees. I am glad I was raised in a place where I had much free space to play and fresh air to breathe because I have visited children where their main location of the play is indoors and it is usually a small area.
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I love living in North Branford, CT. I have lived hear my entire life. (I was even born in my basement here in North Branford!) Although, on the surface, it may not seem like there is much to do in this town, my friends and I always manage to have fun here. In the summer there is a huge field of sunflowers that people from all over CT come to view and take pictures by. Also, in the summer there is the annual Potato and Corn Festival (POCO Fest) which takes place in August. This festival has food trucks and vendors, rides, and carnival games. Furthermore, there are great ice cream places, including one called "Rose Orchards" which serves locally made custard. Rose Orchards is located on a farm where customers can buy their custard and feed the animals. absolutely love how dog friendly North Branford is. My entire neighborhood block seems to have dogs. I also find the people here to be friendly. Overall, I love North Branford and would love to live here forever.
The schools are nice though the high school lacks AC in the summer and heating for a portion of the winter. There is a Big Y locally, McDonald's, Dairy Queen, and Dunkin' Donuts. All in all, it's a pretty nice town with minimal interaction with nosy neighbours.