Brandon 79 Exceptional
Brandon Livability #225 ranked city in Florida#3,691 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Brandon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Brandon Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Florida
964% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brandon cost of living
D Brandon Crime Total crime is 19% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,5599% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 409% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Brandon crime
C- Brandon Employment Household income is 19% higher than Florida
Median household income
$57,9855% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,5868% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Brandon employment
A Brandon Housing Home value is 7% lower than Florida
Median home value
$155,70016% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11217% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Brandon real estate or Brandon rentals
C- Brandon Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Brandon K-12 schools
B- Brandon User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Brandon
Overall user rating
71% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
79% 12 total surveys
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      Living in Brandon, FL

      Brandon, Florida is a moderately-sized city with a population of 109,784 inhabitants. Brandon has a population density of 3,317 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Brandon residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Brandon, Florida could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Brandon and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

      The livability score in Brandon is 77 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 89th percentile of all cities across America. This is a terrific score, as Brandon ranks well in multiple categories! If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Brandon ranks well for amenities (A+), weather (A-) and housing (A). Brandon does not do well for the following: crime (F) and education (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Brandon has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Brandon can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Brandon is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Brandon come in at $155,700, which is 6.7% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Brandon, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 20.6% lower than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Brandon area were 9.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Brandon transportation information

      Average one way commute26min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.3%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.4%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home6.1%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Brandon, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).