16 reviews
  1. Town in South Dakota
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$904
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
    10
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    21
    575
  • Theft
    227
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,792
National
$53,046
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%

    Brandon 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!
    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.