Brandon is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 114,626 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Brandon is the 19th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brandon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brandon is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandon who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), sales jobs (11.38%), and management occupations (9.42%).
Also of interest is that Brandon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Brandon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Brandon, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Brandon is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Brandon a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Brandon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.48% of adults in Brandon have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brandon in 2018 was $30,893, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,572 for a family of four. However, Brandon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brandon is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brandon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brandon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Brandon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brandon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Brandon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.11%.
The most common language spoken in Brandon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.