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Brandon is a city in Douglas County, in the Alexandria metro area.
The city was named for Brandon, VT.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Brandon. For links to other places called Brandon, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brandon is 45.965N. The longitude is -95.596W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,398 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 450.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brandon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas 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 56315 ZIP code.
31% of Brandon residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $15,088, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Brandon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brandon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $722.
Douglas 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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