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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Brandon is a town in South Dakota with a population of 9,731. Brandon is in Minnehaha County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Brandon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brandon there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brandon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brandon are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Brandon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    20
    500
  • Theft
    238
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Brandon

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,727
National
$55,322
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Brandon Reviews

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I like my community. Everyone is very giving and supportive. I do wish the community could come together and figure out this water/sewer issue. Not only is it outrageously expensive, I'm very concerned for the health of my family.
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Nice town that is continuously growing. Everything you need is right here in short drive away from Sioux Falls. The school systems seem to be on top of everything. Don't a downside of this Town is the expense of living here property taxes are a little bit higher here than it is in surrounding communities including Sioux Falls.
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!