Profile for Brandon, Vermont, VT
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Brandon is a town in Rutland County, in the Rutland metro area.
The latitude of Brandon is 43.798N. The longitude is -73.088W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 427 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,917.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Brandon demographic reports
Brandon is on the Neshobe River.
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In the early days of the settlement, local iron ore was used in the manufacture of stoves and other products.
The community has two village greens, with the Neshobe River flowing between them.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Stephen A. Douglas, political leader who defeated Abraham Lincoln in 1858 Senate race
Nearby parks & recreation:
Branbury State Park
Historic sites and museums: Vermont Ski Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Brandon residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $20,516, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Brandon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Brandon include Brandon Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Brandon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $921.
Libraries in Brandon include Brandon Free Public ... View libraries
The average commute time for Brandon workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Brandon include Churchill House Inn.
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