Brandon is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 9,923 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.
Brandon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.44%), management occupations (12.23%), and sales jobs (10.39%).
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.
Brandon is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Brandon, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 93.90% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small city, Brandon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Brandon is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.76% of adults in Brandon have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brandon in 2010 was $30,537, 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 $122,148 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 Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and English.
The most common language spoken in Brandon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.