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The City of Brandon had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Brandon is located at latitude 42.3144 and longitude -92.0021 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brandon 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 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.


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Brandon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 344 (100%)
Population in Households 344 (100.0%)
Population in Families 293 (85.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,060
Diversity Index2 11
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,271
Average Household Income $93,664
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $36,676
Wealth Index5 99
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $191,667
Average Home Value $259,879
Housing Affordability Index3 227
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.7% 0.63%
Households 0.83% 0.68%
Families 1.98% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
Owner Occupied HU   0.8%

Brandon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brandon to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 558 45th
Population Density # 261 74th
Median Household Income # 260 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 521 52nd
Per Capita Income # 200 80th
Diversity Index # 546 46th

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