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Overview

Introduction to Brandon, Florida

Brandon is an unincorporated community located in Hillsborough County, Florida. The community is situated about 10 miles east of Tampa, near Florida's Gulf Coast. Easily accessible from Interstates I-4 and I-75, Brandon is the largest unincorporated community in the state of Florida.

Named for founder and landowner John Brandon, the community originated in the late-nineteenth century and has since grown in spurts; at first sporadically until around 1950, when a real growth period began. By the early 1960s, Brandon's population was around 8,000 and it was estimated that on average a new family moved into town every day. By the late 1980s, the population had climbed to around 100,000 with over 2,500 businesses having sprung forward. Although still unincorporated, Brandon has grown by leaps and bounds and today could well be considered a major urban area, with an ongoing influx of new public schools, corporate centers and industries.

Things to Do in Brandon

Located within minutes of downtown Tampa, Brandon combines small town living with easy access to the big city. There is plenty to do within Brandon itself, but even more when including the beaches and attractions nearby. Brandon is home to Westfield Shoppingtown (originally known as Brandon Town Center), a 900,000+ square-foot shopping facility and the Tampa area's premier shopping destination. One of Brandon's most notable annual events is the Brandon Balloon Classic. Held every April, the two-day celebration features over 50 hot air balloons from all over the country.

The city of Orlando is about 90 minutes away from Brandon. In addition to Walt Disney World, attractions in the Orlando area include Universal Studios and Sea World Florida. The Tampa area, only minutes away, has its own share of popular attractions, including the following:

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: An African-themed family entertainment park with a combination of world-class animal habitats, thrilling rides, live entertainment, dining and shopping.
  • The Florida International Museum (St. Petersburg): Features a permanent Kennedy Exhibition in addition to a variety of changing exhibits.
  • The Florida Aquarium: Includes over 10,000 plants and animals, plus exhibits featuring Australian sea dragons and invertebrates.
  • Florida Holocaust Museum: The fourth-largest Holocaust museum in the country.
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI): The largest science center in the Southeast with 450 interactive activities.
  • Tampa Museum of Art: Exhibitions range from contemporary to classic with a permanent collection of Greek and Roman antiquities.
  • WildLife on Easy Street: More than 200 big cats and other animals.

Sports fans can enjoy professional action of both the major league and minor league variety in nearby Tampa, home to the following teams:

  • Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL).
  • Baseball: Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB).
  • Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).
  • Arena Football: Tampa Bay Storm (AFL).
  • Minor League Baseball: Tampa Yankees (Single-A affiliate of the N.Y. Yankees).

Tampa is also the Spring Training site of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. The city of Lakeland, less than 30 minutes away, is home to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Lakeland also serves as the Detroit Tigers Spring Training site.

Demographics

People

Total Population109,784
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+54,943
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30%
Median Earnings25+$37,358
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,909
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,165

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,382
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,112
Median House Value$155,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.6%
Irish9.3%
English7.2%
Italian5.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.2%
West Indian1.8%
Scottish1.5%
African1%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Haitian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
British0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Brandon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes33510, 33511
P.O. Box Zip Codes33508, 33509
Phone Area Codes813
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.94
Approximate Longitude-82.29

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)

StationPLANT CITY
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationTAMPA INTL AP
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp52 to 70 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 84 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationPARRISH
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lakeland102,714$50,686
Mulberry3,925$46,056
Plant City36,830$52,264
Tampa361,477$57,745
Temple Terrace25,654$70,395
Zephyrhills14,454$45,972

Brandon Hospitals

Brandon Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
119 Oakfield Dr
(813) 681-5551

Brandon Public Schools

Schmidt Elementary School
1250 Williams Rd
ZIP: 33510
(813) 651-2110
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Mclane Middle School
306 N Knights Ave
ZIP: 33510
(813) 744-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 756
Limona Elementary School
1115 Telfair Rd
ZIP: 33510
(813) 744-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Mann Middle School
409 E Jersey Ave
ZIP: 33510
(813) 744-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1096
Brandon High School
1101 Victoria St
ZIP: 33510
(813) 744-8120
High
Total Enrollment 1864
Brandon Adult/community Center
1101 Victoria St
ZIP: 33510
(813) 744-8131
Other
Yates Elementary School
301 Kingsway Rd
ZIP: 33510
(813) 744-8177
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Brooker Elementary School
812 Dewolf Rd
ZIP: 33511
(813) 744-8184
Primary
Total Enrollment 920
Burns Middle School
615 Brooker Rd
ZIP: 33511
(813) 744-8383
Middle
Total Enrollment 1255
Kingswood Elementary School
3102 S Kings Ave
ZIP: 33511
(813) 744-8234
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Mintz Elementary School
1510 Heather Lakes Blvd
ZIP: 33511
(813) 744-8353
Primary
Total Enrollment 865

Brandon Private Schools

Brandon Academy
801 Limona Rd
ZIP: 33510
Elementary
Total Enrollment 189
First Umc Preschool & Kindergarten
120 N Knights Ave
ZIP: 33510
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Central Baptist Christian School
402 E Windhorst Rd
ZIP: 33510
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 238
Faith Baptist Christian School
1118 N Parsons Ave
ZIP: 33510
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 148
First Baptist Brandon Christian Academy
216 N Parsons Ave
ZIP: 33511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Immanuel Lutheran School
2913 John Moore Rd
ZIP: 33511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
Lighthouse Center For Creative Learning
516 Corner Dr
ZIP: 33511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Nativity Catholic School
705 E Brandon Blvd
ZIP: 33511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 616
Post Sunshine Ranch
1350 John Moore Rd
ZIP: 33511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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