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Brandon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brandon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Buchanan County at latitude 42.315 and longitude -92.0032. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Brandon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brandon, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Brandon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Brandon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 320
Population in Households 320
Population in Familes 274
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,015
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $169,091


Median Household Income $62,444
Average Household Income $71,587
Per Capita Income $27,909
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.83% 0.62%
Households 1.07% 0.72%
Families 4.78% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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, 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, 2014 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 # 581 43rd
Population Density1 # 291 71st
Diversity Index2 # 488 52nd
Median Household Income # 164 84th
Per Capita Income # 284 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.