A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$824
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    20
    525
  • Theft
    230
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,065
National
$53,889
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    Brandon Reviews

    16 reviews
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    I liked growing up here, the school system was really great. Amazing teachers! The only thing I didn't like is the weather and the terrain. I love the mountains! That is why I left. I would live here again only because I am going to go to school to be a teacher and would love teaching in the Brandon Valley School District!
    Review Brandon
    Brandon is a quiet town with one of the best school districts. With the increasing number of impants, Brandon continues to grow with potential. The neighborhoods are quiet and safe.
    I have had a great experience growing up in Brandon. It has a small town feel, but is located right outside South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls. The schools are wonderful and everything you need is just a short drive/walk away.