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Branson is a city in Taney County.

The community was named for R.S. Branson, postmaster.

The latitude of Branson is 36.643N. The longitude is -93.218W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 778 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,231.


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Median household income
Local
$31,997
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Branson demographic reports
Branson is on the Ozark Plateau, near the Arkansas border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 10.8 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Harold Bell Wright's "The Shepherd of the Hills"
Well-known residents have included:
· Rose O'Neill, illustrator and creator of the Kewpie doll
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Branson Fest - April 10-14, 2007
  • Plumb Nellie Days - May 18-20, 2007
  • Festival of American Music and Crafts - Sept. 13-Oct. 27, 2007
  • Bluegrass & BBQ - May 12-June 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Branson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Table Rock State Park, Lake Taneycomo
Branson attractions: 40 theaters featuring national headliners, Silver Dollar City
Historic sites and museums: Bonniebrook Park, Roy Rogers Museum, America's Presidency: A Museum and Gallery of American Presidents

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Branson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Taney County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65616 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Branson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Branson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Branson was $20,461, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Branson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Branson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.


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Newspapers in Branson include Branson Daily News

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

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Branson restaurants taking online reservations include Majestic Steakhouse - Branson ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Branson workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Branson include 1st Inn Gold Branson, Barrington Hotel, Best Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Branson Landing, Best Western Music Capital Inn, Branson Fairfield Inn, Branson Towers, Bransons Yellow Rose Motel, Cabins at Green Mountain ... More hotels.

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