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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,186
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+11,314
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married59.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.8%
Median Earnings25+$45,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,621

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,367
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20%
Median Gross Rent$956
Median House Value$169,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.1%
Irish10.5%
English9.7%
German9.2%
French Except Basque3.2%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.2%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.3%
African0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Brandon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rankin County
Standard Zip Codes39042, 39047
P.O. Box Zip Codes39043
Phone Area Codes601,769
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.28
Approximate Longitude-90

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)

StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationPELAHATCHIE
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip60.6 inches
StationCANTON 4 N
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Florence4,313$81,195
Flowood8,532$76,150
Jackson172,039$40,134
Pearl26,344$47,874
Pelahatchie1,545$40,278
Richland7,069$51,867

Brandon Public Libraries

Central Mississippi Regional Library
100 TAMBERLINE STREET
Brandon, Mississippi
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Brandon Hospitals

Crossgates River Oaks Hospital
(Proprietary)
350 Crossgates Boulevard
(601) 825-2811

Brandon Public Schools

Brandon Elementary School
125 Overby Street
ZIP: 39042
(601) 825-4706
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
Brandon High School
3090 Highway 18
ZIP: 39042
(601) 825-2261
High
Total Enrollment 1569
Brandon Middle School
408 South College St.
ZIP: 39042
(601) 825-5998
Middle
Total Enrollment 1255
Rankin County Learning Center
200 School Rd.
ZIP: 39042
(601) 824-0334
Other
Rouse Elementary
151 Boyce-thompson Drive
ZIP: 39042
(601) 825-5437
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Stonebridge Elementary
115 Stonebridge Blvd.
ZIP: 39042
(601) 824-3287
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Highland Bluff Elementary
5970 Highland Bluff
ZIP: 39047
(601) 992-5168
Primary
Total Enrollment 881
Northshore Elementary
110 Northshore Parkway
ZIP: 39047
(601) 992-5279
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Oakdale Elementary
171 Oakdale Road
ZIP: 39047
(601) 992-5442
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Pisgah Elementary School
125 Pisgah High Road
ZIP: 39047
(601) 829-2937
Primary
Total Enrollment 408

Brandon Private Schools

Brandon First Umc Kindergarten
205 Mary Ann Dr
ZIP: 39042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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