Brandon is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 9,957 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brandon is the 12th largest community in South Dakota.
Brandon real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Brandon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities 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 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 (14.79%), management occupations (11.84%), and sales jobs (10.07%).
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The education level of Brandon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.15% of adults in Brandon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brandon in 2010 was $32,879, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,516 for a family of four. However, Brandon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brandon include German, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and English.
The most common language spoken in Brandon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Scandinavian languages.