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Brandon, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brandon had a population of 480 as of July 1, 2016. Brandon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brandon is located at latitude 45.9669 and longitude -95.594 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brandon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The City of Brandon (GNIS ID: 2394239) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brandon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brandon: City of Brandon.

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Brandon, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 480
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,012
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $208,654
Average Home Value $252,890


Median Household Income $57,161
Average Household Income $67,077
Per Capita Income $27,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% 0.0%
Households -0.39% 0.0%
Families 1.44% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brandon, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brandon to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 514 43rd
Population Density1 # 275 70th
Diversity Index2 # 786 13th
Median Household Income # 328 64th
Per Capita Income # 444 51st

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