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Overview

Introduction to Brandon, Mississippi

Brandon, Mississippi, in Rankin county, is 11 miles E of Jackson, Mississippi and 160 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and that it shares the Jackson metropolitan area with. Brandon contains a population of approximately 16,436.

Brandon History

Native American originally inhabited the present day City of Brandon. Europeans first arrived in the city in the early 1800s. It was named after Gerard C. Brandon, who was the first native-born Governor of Mississippi. The city became the county seat of Rankin County in January of 1829. The county was founded in 1828 and was named after Mississippi congressman Christopher Rankin.

Brandon and nearby Attractions

  • Harrell Shopping Center
  • Rapids on the Reservoir
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • LeFleur's Bluff State Park
  • Jackson Zoological Park
  • Mississippi Museum of Art

Things To Do In Brandon

The Crossgates Park and Brandon Park offers a number of recreational facilities. One can also enjoy fishing and boating on the Crossgates Lake. Tourists can visit the Rankin County Museum and the Brandon Public Library to explore some of the area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Patrick Farms Golf Club. The Harrell Shopping Center, the Town West Shopping Center, Crossgates Village Shopping Center and Park Place Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. The city also hosts the Brandon Day Festival every year.

Brandon Transportation

Jackson International Airport is close by.

Brandon Higher Education

Jackson State University, Hinds Community College and Mississippi College are some of the nearest universities and colleges.

People

Total Population 22,616
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 10,858
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38%
Median Earnings25+ $45,538
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,362
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,539

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,819
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $889
Median House Value $168,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 12.5%

Brandon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 160 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Rankin
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 39042, 39047
P.O. Box Zip Codes 39043
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.273
Longitude -89.985

Brandon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Station PELAHATCHIE
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Station CANTON 4 N
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brandon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Reservoir (39042, 39047)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Florence 4,249 $71,667
Flowood 8,218 $67,583
Jackson 173,631 $39,369
Pearl 26,105 $46,823
Pelahatchie 1,431 $36,176
Richland 7,012 $59,173

Brandon Public Libraries

Library
Central Mississippi Regional Library
104 OFFICE PARK DRIVE
Brandon, Mississippi
(601) 825-0100
Library Web Site

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Brandon Hospitals

RANKIN MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
350 CROSSGATES BLVD
(601) 825-1501
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brandon High Schools

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NORTHWEST RANKIN HIGH SCHOOL
5805 HIGHWAY 25
601-992-2242
Serves 1,224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL
408 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET
601-825-2939
Serves 1,196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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601-824-0334
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