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  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
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 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.

Real Estate

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

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    49.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    455.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29.7
    284

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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Brandon has always been a thriving town, especially over the last few years. Recently there have been many businesses opening and prospering throughout the town such as Brandon Boutique, Marcos Pizza, Trade Home, etc. Brandon is the home of the Brandon Valley School District, rated number one in South Dakota. The high school is the heart of the town, as you can find most of Brandon's residents at the football field on Friday nights. Safety is a number one priority in the town as well, as its police are friendly but can keep order. Brandon is lastly a suburban town conveniently located next to Sioux Falls, the biggest city in the state filled with real estate, nightlife, more schools, and for affordable prices as well.
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Brandon is an overall great place to live, I have lived here almost my entire life and I love it. I plan to stay around here for much time to come. However, something that I would like to see change is the diversity. we do not have much for diversity here in Brandon and I would like to see more of it. Other than that I love the way that Brandon is about safety and I can't wait to live here for many years to come.
Brandon is a great town to raise a family. Brandon is a short drive to Sioux Falls for any needs you may have. Brandon is home to the Brandon valley high school, where academics are among the school top priorities.