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Brandon, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brandon had a population of 482 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brandon: City of Brandon.

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Brandon, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 482
Daytime Population: Workers 411
Daytime Population: Residents 213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 482
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,016
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $58,061
Average Household Income $67,634
Per Capita Income $28,022


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $207,692
Average Home Value $250,147


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% 0.08%
Households -0.27% 0.0%
Families 1.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 2017 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 # 513 43rd
Population Density # 275 70th
Diversity Index # 784 14th
Median Household Income # 352 61st
Per Capita Income # 476 48th

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