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Brandon
  • Town in South Dakota

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

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Brandon is a town in South Dakota with a population of 10,030. Brandon is in Minnehaha County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Brandon offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Brandon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brandon are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$245,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$905
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade A minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    39.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    9.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    78.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    186.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Brandon

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,536
National
$64,994

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