Braintree Overview

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The Big Picture

Braintree is a local authority in Essex, England, located in the north of the county. It has a population of around 150,000 people, with the majority living in the urban areas of Braintree, Witham and Halstead. Housing in the area varies from traditional terraced houses to modern apartments, and there are several new housing developments in the works. Community is a strong focus in Braintree, with events such as the Braintree Arts Theatre’s summer production and the Braintree District Museum’s exhibitions showcasing local talent and history. The town also hosts an annual festival celebrating its medieval roots, called the Braintree Medieval Fayre. In terms of local entertainment, there are several venues including the Braintree Arts Theatre, and the Warner Textile Archive, which displays the history of textile design and production. The local economy is diverse with several notable employers, including Raytheon, a defense contractor, and Crittall Windows, a manufacturer of steel windows and doors. The Freeport Braintree shopping center also attracts many visitors, with a range of shops and restaurants.

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Braintree Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Braintree’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Braintree Diversity

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