Brandon 81 Exceptional
Brandon Livability #8 ranked city in Mississippi#3,001 ranked city in the USARanks better than 89% of areas

Livability Awards

B- Brandon Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C+ Brandon Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Mississippi
946% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brandon cost of living
A+ Brandon Crime Total crime is 66% lower than Mississippi
Total crime
89066% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11366% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Brandon crime
C+ Brandon Employment Household income is 76% higher than Mississippi
Median household income
$71,48529% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,4309% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Brandon employment
C- Brandon Housing Home value is 61% higher than Mississippi
Median home value
$169,8008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9561% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Brandon real estate or Brandon rentals
D+ Brandon Schools HS graduation rate is 20% higher than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%10% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:113% higher than the US average
Brandon K-12 schools
A+ Brandon User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Brandon
Overall user rating
89% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
94% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Brandon, MS

      Located in the state of Mississippi, Brandon is a mid-sized city with a population of 23,186 people. At 80%, the majority of the Brandon population is White; this is followed by 18% Black and 1% Asian. Brandon is known to be family friendly as more than 77% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Brandon can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Mississippi, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Brandon and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Brandon to Mississippi and the national average.

      Brandon, MS receives 78 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #13 in Mississippi and #2,846 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Brandon could be a great choice! Brandon also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Brandon has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (B-), crime (A+) and weather (B).

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Brandon gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 112 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      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 $169,800, which is 60.6% higher than the Mississippi 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 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Mississippi average. Real estate appreciation rates in Brandon are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Brandon homes comes in at 3.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.2%.

      Brandon transportation information

      Average one way commute26min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work91.3%84.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.8%9.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%2.2%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)7354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)13711

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      Source: The Brandon, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).