Branford, Connecticut

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Branford, Connecticut
Town
Location in New Haven County, Connecticut
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
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA New Haven
Region South Central Region
Settled 1644
Incorporated 1685
Government
 • Type Representative town meeting
 • First selectman Jamie Cosgrove
Area
 • Total 28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Land 22.0 sq mi (56.9 km2)
 • Water 6.0 sq mi (15.6 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,026
 • Density 1,000.9/sq mi (386.57/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06405
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-07310
GNIS feature ID 0213395
Website www.branford-ct.gov

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.