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City of Brandon, South Dakota
—  City  —
Motto: "Building a Better Life"
Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°35′30″N 96°34′50″W / 43.59167°N 96.58056°W / 43.59167; -96.58056
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Minnehaha
Government
 - Mayor Larry Beesley
Area
 - Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 - Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,355 ft (413 m)
Population (2008)[1]
 - Total 8,757
 - Density 1,500.8/sq mi (579.5/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57005
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-06840[2]
GNIS feature ID 1254042[3]
Website www.brandonsd.com

Brandon is a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States and is the largest suburb of Sioux Falls. The population was 5,693 at the 2000 census. However, the 2008 Census Bureau population estimate showed the population at 8,757.[1] The population of the Brandon zip code has grown from 7,058 in 2000 to 8,855 in 2007.

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Geography

Brandon is located at 43°35′30″N 96°34′50″W / 43.59167°N 96.58056°W / 43.59167; -96.58056 (43.591580, -96.580685)[4], along the Big Sioux River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.

Brandon has been assigned the ZIP code 57005, and the FIPS place code 06840. Brandon is also the seat of Brandon Township of Minnehaha County.

The Great Bear Recreation Park is located 2 1/2 miles to the west of Brandon.

Schools

  • Brandon Elementry
  • Robert Bennis Elementary
  • Fred Assam Elementary
  • Brandon Valley Middle School
  • Brandon Valley High School

Transportation

Interstate 90 is a major east/west route on the northern edge of the city. South Dakota Highway 11 runs a north/south route through the city as well.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,693 people, 1,909 households, and 1,592 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,500.8 people per square mile (580.0/km²). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 520.9/sq mi (201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.42% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1950 200
1960 696 248.0%
1970 1,837 163.9%
1980 2,589 40.9%
1990 3,545 36.9%
2000 5,693 60.6%
Est. 2008[1] 8,757 53.8%

There were 1,909 households out of which 53.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,421, and the median income for a family was $60,472. Males had a median income of $36,354 versus $25,302 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,869. About 2.5% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b c "2008 City Population Estimates - South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2008-46.csv. Retrieved 2010-01-15.  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ DeLorme (2001). South Dakota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-330-3

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