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Population (year 2000): 16,436. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,390 (+18.0% change)
Males: 7,788 (47.4%), Females: 8,648 (52.6%)

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Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $53,246 (year 2000)
Median house value: $114,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Brandon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.7%)
  • Black (11.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)

Ancestries: United States (18.4%), Irish (9.9%), English (9.7%), German (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), French (2.8%).

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Elevation: 486 feet

Land area: 21.3 square miles

Brandon,

For population 25 years and over in Brandon

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brandon city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +4,176 (+34.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (14.4 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (148.4 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (408.9 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (7.4 miles Pearl, MS (8.4 miles Flowood, MS (11.6 miles Richland, MS (12.2 miles Florence, MS (12.9 miles Ridgeland, MS (13.9 miles Pelahatchie, MS Madison, (14.4 miles MS Jackson, (14.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 113 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 1997: 191 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 1998: 223 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 1999: 214 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2000: 155 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2001: 222 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2002: 207 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2003: 235 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2004: 332 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2005: 319 buildings, average cost: $145,300

Latitude: 32.28 N, Longitude: 90.00 W

Area code: 601


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Retail trade (12.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,022 (-12.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,619 (18.9%)


 

Crime in Brandon by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 6.1 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 6 5
    per 100,000 6.1 12.2 36.5 30.4
Robberies 2 0 4 3
    per 100,000 12.2 0.0 24.3 18.3
Assaults 5 5 5 6
    per 100,000 30.4 30.4 30.4 36.5
Burglaries 36 53 41 77
    per 100,000 219.0 322.5 249.5 468.5
Thefts 160 261 205 126
    per 100,000 973.5 1588.0 1247.3 766.6
Auto thefts 3 5 9 15
    per 100,000 18.3 30.4 54.8 91.3
67.9 105.6 99.7 95.7


Average climate in Brandon, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Brandon,

Brandon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 203% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Brandon city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused $12 million in damages.

On 3/3/1966, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.5 miles away from the city center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Justin Mapp - Major League Soccer player (Chicago, born: Oct 18, 1984), Seth Cannon - College basketball player (Mississippi St. Bulldogs).


Hospital/medical center in Brandon:
  • RANKIN MEDICAL CENTER (350 CROSSGATES BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Brandon:
  • WHITFIELD MEDICAL SURGICAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WHITFIELD, MS)
  • WOMAN'S HOSPITAL AT RIVER OAKS (about 8 miles; FLOWOOD, MS)
  • BRENTWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (about 8 miles; JACKSON, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Brandon:
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 5 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
  • HATTIESBURG-LAUREL REGIONAL (about 73 miles; HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS; ID: PIB)
  • KEY FIELD (about 87 miles; MERIDIAN, MS; ID: MEI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Brandon:
  • BRUCE CAMPBELL FIELD (about 13 miles; MADISON, MS; ID: MBO)
  • HAWKINS FIELD (about 16 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: HKS)
  • JOHN BELL WILLIAMS (about 28 miles; RAYMOND, MS; ID: M16)

Amtrak station near Brandon:
  • 14 miles: JACKSON (300 W. CAPITOL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,675 $32,100 0 $0
Other Government Administration 17 $36,806 $25,980 1 $146
Judicial and Legal 2 $2,596 $15,576 3 $2,075
Police Protection - Officers 27 $81,513 $36,228 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $23,096 $30,794 2 $715
Solid Waste Management 2 $3,903 $23,418 0 $0
Firefighters 29 $89,306 $36,954 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,982 $35,784 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $18,128 $21,753 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $15,217 $45,651 0 $0
Sewerage 1 $3,799 $45,588 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $15,305 $22,957 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $26,962 $29,413 0 $0
Health 1 $2,210 $26,520 0 $0
Totals for Government 123 $324,498 $31,658 6 $2,936


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brandon:
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; JACKSON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 5,955)
  • MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (about 28 miles; CLINTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,904)
  • HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; RAYMOND, MS; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; GOODMAN, MS; FT enrollment: 2,485)
  • JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 73 miles; ELLISVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 4,072)
  • ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; ALCORN STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; FT enrollment: 2,297)
Public high schools in Brandon:
  • NORTHWEST RANKIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,224; Location: 5805 HIGHWAY 25; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,196; Location: 408 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Brandon:
  • NORTHWEST RANKIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,447; Location: ONE PAW PRINT PLACE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ROUSE ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,056; Location: 151 BOYCE-THOMPSON DRIVE; Grades: KG - 02)
  • BRANDON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 200 SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRANDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,014; Location: 125 OVERBY STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 704; Location: 500 VINE STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • VINE STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 498; Location: 450 VINE DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • PISGAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 392; Location: 125 PISGAH HIGH ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 127A PLEASANT STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Brandon:
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: PO BOX 5013; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FAMILY LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 4; Location: 1501 OLD FANNIN ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Brandon:
  • CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,338,882; Location: 104 OFFICE PARK DRIVE; 257,193 books; 7,568 audio materials; 10,902 video materials; 578 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Brandon: Rice Switch (A), Brandon Depot (B), Brandon Public Library (C), Rankin County Museum (D), Rankin County Courthouse (E).

Shopping Centers: Town West Shopping Center (1), Park Place Shopping Center (2), Crossgates Village Shopping Center (3), Harrell Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Brandon include: Saint Luke Episcopal Church (A), Brandon Church of Christ (B), Brandon Presbyterian Church (C), Rock Star Baptist Church (D), Central Assembly Church (E), Church of God (F), Pine Valley Baptist Church (G), Crossgates Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Old Brandon Cemetery (1), Brandon Cemetery (2), Brandon Memory Gardens (3), Friendship Cemetery (4).

Reservoir: Crossgates Lake (A).

Parks in Brandon include: Crossgates Park (1), Brandon Park (2).


Brandon compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Brandon:
  • WRKN (970 AM; 1 kW; BRANDON, MS; Owner: RADIO STATION WRKN, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPBQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLOWOOD, MS; Owner: PDB CORPORATION)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJXN (1450 AM; 1 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brandon:
  • WRXW (93.9 FM; PEARL, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMPR (90.1 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: J.C. MAXWELL BROADCASTING GROUP, INC)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WRJH (97.7 FM; BRANDON, MS; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WYOY (101.7 FM; GLUCKSTADT, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJXN-FM (100.9 FM; UTICA, MS; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSU-FM (88.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHJT (93.5 FM; CLINTON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Brandon:
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WBMS-CA (Channel 10; JACKSON, MS; Owner: GENE A. BLAILOCK)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W23BC (Channel 23; JACKSON, MS; Owner: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY)

 

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