Brandon, South Dakota

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Brandon is a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States and is the largest suburb of Sioux Falls. The population was 5,693 at the 2000 census. However, the 2009 Census Bureau population estimate showed the population at 8,120.[1] The population of the Brandon zip code has grown from 7,058 in 2000 to 8,855 in 2007.

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Geography

Brandon is located at 43°35′30″N 96°34′50″W / 43.59167°N 96.58056°W / 43.59167; -96.58056 (43.591580, -96.580685)[4], along the Big Sioux River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.

Brandon has been assigned the ZIP code 57005, and the FIPS place code 06840. Brandon is also the seat of Brandon Township of Minnehaha County.

The Great Bear Recreation Park is located 2½ miles to the west of Brandon.

Schools

  • Brandon Elementary
  • Robert Bennis Elementary
  • Valley Springs Elementary (in Valley Springs, South Dakota).
  • Fred Assam Elementary
  • Brandon Valley Middle School
  • Brandon Valley High School

Transportation

Interstate 90 is a major east/west route on the northern edge of the city. South Dakota Highway 11 runs a north/south route through the city as well.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,693 people, 1,909 households, and 1,592 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,500.8 people per square mile (580.0/km²). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 520.9/sq mi (201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.42% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

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