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%.
|Average one way commute||26min||24min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||91.3%||84.7%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||5.8%||9.7%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.0%||0.4%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.0%||0.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.4%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.2%||2.2%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||7||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||13||711|