Branford, Florida

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Branford, Florida
Town
Top, left to right: Downtown Branford, Suwannee River, Branford Town Hall, Branford water tower
Top, left to right: Downtown Branford, Suwannee River, Branford Town Hall, Branford water tower
Location in Suwannee County and the state of Florida
Location in Suwannee County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°57′42″N 82°55′38″W / 29.96167°N 82.92722°W / 29.96167; -82.92722Coordinates: 29°57′42″N 82°55′38″W / 29.96167°N 82.92722°W / 29.96167; -82.92722
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
County Suwannee
Area[1]
 • Total1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Land1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total712
 • Estimate (2017)[2]728
 • Density655.86/sq mi (253.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code32008
Area code(s)386
FIPS code12-08175[3]
GNIS feature ID0279335[4]

Branford is a town in Suwannee County, Florida, United States. The population was 712 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Branford is located at 29°57′42″N 82°55′38″W / 29.96167°N 82.92722°W / 29.96167; -82.92722 (29.961803, -82.927204).[5]

The town is located on the banks of the Suwannee River. U.S. Route 27 and U.S. Highway 129 intersect in Branford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Mill in Branford photographed in the 1870s.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890335
191026
19207082,623.1%
1930498−29.7%
194068437.3%
195075310.1%
1960663−12.0%
197082023.7%
1980622−24.1%
19906707.7%
20006953.7%
20107122.4%
Est. 2017728[2]2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 712 people, 277 households, and 185 families residing in the town. The population density was 890 people per square mile (323.3/km²). There were 347 housing units at an average density of 386.1 per square mile (148.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.2% White, 6.9% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.7% Asian, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.2% of the population.

There were 277 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 19, 6.6% from 20 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.9 years.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,679, and the median income for a family was $36,625. The per capita income for the town was $17,353. About 24.9% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Branford is served by two Public Schools, Branford Elementary School and Branford High School.

A public library is open 6 days per week on Suwannee Avenue.

Branford Springs[edit]

On the Suwannee River, Branford Springs within the town is a popular diving spot.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Sep 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Branford Springs". underwaterflorida. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  8. ^ "Branford Springs". apalacheehills.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.

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