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Brandon is a city in Rankin County, in the Jackson metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gov. Gerard Brandon
The latitude of Brandon is 32.273N. The longitude is -89.985W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,065.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brandon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rankin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jackson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39042 ZIP code.
10% of Brandon residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brandon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brandon was $24,020, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Brandon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Brandon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $971.
Libraries in Brandon include Brandon Public Library, Northwest Point Reservoir Library ... View libraries
Rankin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brandon political report.
The average commute time for Brandon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brandon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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