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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,731
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+5,259
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,842
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,927
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,357

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,527
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$872
Median House Value$198,300

Ancestry

German45%
Norwegian17.6%
Irish13.5%
Dutch10.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.8%
English6.5%
Swedish4%
French Except Basque2.7%
Polish2.1%
Danishn1.9%
Czech1.4%
Canadian1.2%
Italian1%
Scottish0.7%
Luxemburger0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Brandon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Minnehaha County
Standard Zip Codes57005
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.59
Approximate Longitude-96.57

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)

StationSIOUX FALLS AP
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp3 to 25 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 86 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches
StationCANTON 4 WNW
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip23.5 inches
StationWENTWORTH 2 WNW
Distance36.2 miles
Jan Temp3 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baltic1,108$76,563
Crooks1,349$92,404
Garretson1,221$83,889
Harrisburg5,429$82,638
Sioux Falls170,401$74,598
Valley Springs732$69,063

Brandon Public Schools

Brandon Elementary - 03
501 Holly Blvd
ZIP: 57005
(605) 582-6315
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Brandon Valley High School - 01
301 S Splitrock Blvd
ZIP: 57005
(605) 582-3211
High
Total Enrollment 991
Brandon Valley Intermediate - 07
201 West Park St
ZIP: 57005
(605) 582-2058
Brandon Valley Middle School - 02
700 Holly Blvd
ZIP: 57005
(605) 582-3214
Middle
Total Enrollment 810
Robert Bennis Elementary - 05
2001 S Sioux Blvd
ZIP: 57005
(605) 582-8010
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
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