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 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.
Brandon is a very car-oriented city. 93.90% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Brandon is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Brandon has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small city, Brandon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.