Branson, MO
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Branson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 11,431 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Branson is the 75th largest community in Missouri.

Branson real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Branson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Branson is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Branson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Branson who work in food service (23.15%), sales jobs (15.95%), and office and administrative support (12.38%).

Of important note, Branson is also a city of artists. Branson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Branson’s character.

Also of interest is that Branson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another notable thing is that Branson is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.37 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Branson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.07% of adults in Branson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Branson in 2010 was $23,017, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,068 for a family of four. However, Branson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Branson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Branson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Branson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Branson include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Branson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.