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 85.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brandon is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandon who work in healthcare (13.90%), office and administrative support (13.54%), and management occupations (13.26%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brandon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brandon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small city, Brandon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Brandon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.97% of adults in Brandon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brandon in 2010 was $31,550, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,200 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.