Brandon, MS
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Brandon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 23,529 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Brandon is the 19th largest community in Mississippi.

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

Brandon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brandon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandon who work in office and administrative support (16.37%), management occupations (16.00%), and healthcare (12.61%).

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.

Because of many things, Brandon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brandon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brandon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brandon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small city, Brandon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Brandon are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.77% of adults in Brandon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brandon in 2010 was $32,309, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,236 for a family of four. However, Brandon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brandon is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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. Important ancestries of people in Brandon include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Brandon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.