Brandon, MS

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Living in Brandon

Brandon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 25,138 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 85.51% 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 office and administrative support (15.26%), management occupations (11.59%), and sales jobs (10.27%).

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.

Brandon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

Brandon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.60% of adults in Brandon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Brandon in 2018 was $35,718, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,872 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, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and European.

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