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 has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Brandon, where the median household income is $87,250.00.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandon who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), management occupations (11.83%), and sales jobs (9.20%).
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The citizens of Brandon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.52% of adults in Brandon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brandon in 2018 was $35,423, 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 $141,692 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 Black or African-American. 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.