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Branford, Florida
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
Country United States
State Florida
County  Suwannee
Area
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Land 1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 711
 • Density 625.88/sq mi (241.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32008
Area code(s) 386
FIPS code 12-08175
GNIS feature ID 0279335

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

Geography

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).

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.

Branford is located (depending on the route of travel) approximately:

Demographics

BranfordMill1870s
Mill in Branford photographed in the 1870s.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 335
1910 26
1920 708 2,623.1%
1930 498 −29.7%
1940 684 37.3%
1950 753 10.1%
1960 663 −12.0%
1970 820 23.7%
1980 622 −24.1%
1990 670 7.7%
2000 695 3.7%
2010 712 2.4%
2020 711 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 712 people, 277 households, and 185 families 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.

Of the 277 households 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 households were one person and 14.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.

The age distribution was 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% 65 or older. The median age was 32.9 years.

The median household income was $32,679 and the median family income 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

On the Suwannee River, Branford Springs within the town is a popular diving spot.

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