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Overview

Introduction to Brandon, South Dakota

Brandon, South Dakota, in Minnehaha county, is 6 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 164 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Sioux Falls metropolitan area with. Brandon contains a population of approximately 5,693.

Brandon History

Brandon was platted as a village in 1878. It is located in Minnehaha County, which was established in 1862. The county derived its name from a Sioux Indian term for waterfalls. Brandon was incorporated as a city in 1973. It was named after Brandon, Vermont.

Brandon and nearby Attractions

  • Big Sioux Recreation Area
  • Brandon Area Museum
  • Palisades State Park
  • Great Plains Zoo
  • Falls Park
  • Siouxland Heritage Museums

Things To Do In Brandon

Brandon offers easy access to the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum, the Siouxland Heritage Museums and the Pipestone National Monument. The Brandon Area Museum provides insight into the history of the city. The Palisades State Park offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can also visit the Big Sioux Recreation Area and Falls Park. Some of the local festivals include the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival and the American Festival.

Brandon Transportation

Joe Foss Field Airport is nearby.

Brandon Higher Education

South Dakota State University, Southwest State University and the University of South Dakota are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 9,497
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,018
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 60%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $42,050
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,741
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,280
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $824
Median House Value $177,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 14%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brandon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Minnehaha
Metro Area Sioux Falls
Standard Zip Codes 57005
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.594
Longitude -96.571

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 SIOUX FALLS AP
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Station CANTON 4 WNW
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Station WENTWORTH 2 WNW
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Corson (57005)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baltic 1,070 $71,250
Crooks 1,329 $85,000
Garretson 1,210 $79,554
Harrisburg 4,942 $75,098
Sioux Falls 164,341 $68,785
Valley Springs 778 $72,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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BRANDON VALLEY HI SCH
301 S SPLITROCK BLVD
605-582-3211
Serves 806 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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