Brandon is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 10,074 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, Brandon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brandon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (15.16%), management occupations (11.62%), and sales jobs (8.40%).
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.
The citizens of Brandon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.82% of adults in Brandon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brandon in 2018 was $34,306, 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 $137,224 for a family of four.
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.