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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$53,246
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brandon demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Ann Mobley, beauty queen and actress
Local festivals include:
  • Brandon Day Festival - May 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brandon web sites and events links in the sections below.

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brandon was $24,020, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Brandon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brandon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $971.


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Libraries in Brandon include Brandon Public Library, Northwest Point Reservoir Library ... View libraries

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Rankin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brandon political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Brandon include Days Inn Brandon, Microtel Inn and Suites.

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