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Brandon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brandon had a population of 313 as of July 1, 2015.

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, 2015.

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Brandon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 313
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 268
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 992
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $146,053
Average Home Value $166,972


Median Household Income $66,312
Average Household Income $75,834
Per Capita Income $29,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.25%
Households 0.44% 0.45%
Families 3.45% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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, 2015 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 # 583 42nd
Population Density1 # 310 69th
Diversity Index2 # 536 47th
Median Household Income # 133 87th
Per Capita Income # 222 78th

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