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Brandon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brandon had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brandon is located at latitude 42.315 and longitude -92.0032 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brandon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of Brandon (GNIS ID: 2394240) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Brandon is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

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.

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


Total Population 337
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,069
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $65,053
Average Household Income $73,176
Per Capita Income $28,085


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $128,571
Average Home Value $170,905


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 104
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 1.2% 0.87%
Households 1.23% 0.83%
Families 3.33% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Brandon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brandon to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 570 44th
Population Density # 264 74th
Diversity Index # 543 47th
Median Household Income # 150 85th
Per Capita Income # 437 57th

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