Brandon is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,048 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brandon is the 13th largest community in South Dakota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Brandon, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Brandon, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Brandon’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Brandon does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $93,536.00.
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 (12.81%), management occupations (11.64%), and healthcare (10.12%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.45% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.33% of adults in Brandon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Brandon in 2018 was $41,762, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,048 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, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Brandon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.