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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Brandon is a town in Mississippi with a population of 23,421. Brandon is in Rankin County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Brandon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Brandon and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Brandon are highly rated.
About Brandon...
Population
23,421

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    74.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    783.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Brandon

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,529
National
$55,322

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Brandon Reviews

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Brandon is a wonderful area to live, work, play! The people are nice and friendly, the work environment is diversified and employment opportunities are growing at a fast rate. The housing is great from smaller communities to larger more sophisticated neighborhoods. This is a great area for community feel and activities with lots of sports activities and events to attend. The school system is A+ rated and have top notch educators that really actually care about your students and whether they learn and perform at their best.
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Great place to raise a family. Lots of recreation, with the Ross Barnett Reservoir so close, boating, picnicing, etc. Lots of shopping and resturants nearby but you can also choose to live kind of out in the country if you like and still be near all of the action. Lots of concerts and colleges nearby to choose from. Everything you need!
Great place to raise a family! Beautiful and affordable homes.Great nearby schools. Lots of restaurants to choose from. Overall this is a wonderful, relaxing, and peaceful place to stay! It is also minutes away from surrounding cities