Brandon, Iowa

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Brandon is a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. The population was 311 at the 2000 census.



Brandon is located at 42°18′51″N 92°0′15″W / 42.31417°N 92.00417°W / 42.31417; -92.00417 (42.314216, -92.004126)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 311 people, 137 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 997.9 people per square mile (387.3/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 468.5/sq mi (181.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.04% White and 0.96% Native American.

There were 137 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,219, and the median income for a family was $45,893. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,428. About 4.5% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Roadside attraction

Brandon is home to an unusual roadside attraction. Iowa's Largest Frying Pan is located in the town. Constructed in 2001, the frying pan promotes the Brandon Community Club's semi-annual Cowboy Breakfast. The pan weighs over 1,000 pounds.[3]


Aurora | Brandon | Fairbank‡ | Hazleton | Independence | Jesup‡ | Lamont | Quasqueton | Rowley | Stanley‡ | Winthrop

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