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Population in 2012: 309 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 

Males: 146  (47.3%)
Females: 163  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52210.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,849 (it was $34,219 in 2000)
Brandon:

$44,849
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,794

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,798 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Brandon:

$68,798
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,183; Detached houses: $78,052; Mobile homes: $32,143

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 288 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brandon: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.0%), United States (19.6%), Irish (18.7%), English (11.1%), Norwegian (5.0%), Danish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/14/1905

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 991 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brandon:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brandon city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $839 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $633 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (21.4 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (142.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mount Auburn, IA (2.5 miles) , Rowley, IA (3.0 miles ), Urbana, IA (3.0 miles ), La Porte City, IA (3.1 miles ), Vinton, IA (3.2 miles ), Walker, IA (3.4 miles ), Jesup, IA (3.4 miles ), Independence, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 92.00 W

Area code: 319

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-3.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Brandon city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buchanan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Brandon:

  • MERCY DIALYSIS - VINTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; VINTON, IA)
  • LUTHERAN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VINTON, IA)
  • BUCHANAN COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; INDEPENDENCE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brandon:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 19 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 27 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 33 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 38 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • University of Iowa (about 52 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 60 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 70 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)

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Notable locations in Brandon: Brandon First Responders (A), Brandon Town Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Brandon: Brandon United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Buchanan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.1. This is about average.
City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.0. This is about average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brandon, IA

Brandon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Brandon city (based on Buchanan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.39%
Here70.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents48.3%16.0%13.0%5.4%4.3%
Congregations17.4%19.6%6.5%10.9%6.5%
NameOld Order Amish The Wesleyan ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAInternational Council of Community ChurchesOther
Adherents2.8%2.1%1.7%1.6%4.7%
Congregations13.0%2.2%6.5%2.2%15.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Buchanan County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Buchanan County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Buchanan County:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buchanan County:

27.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,760
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$587
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$391
Water Supply 0$0 1$493
Totals for Government 0$0 10$3,231


5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Black Hawk County, IA  1.10% ($34,500 average AGI)
from Fayette County, IA  0.76% ($29,034)
from Linn County, IA  0.72% ($33,255)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Black Hawk County, IA  1.30% ($25,410 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.92% ($30,042)
to Fayette County, IA  0.65% ($28,220)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brandon:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWOF (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brandon:

  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Brandon:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 151
Total length: 1,817 meters (5,961ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,070,183
Total average daily truck traffic: 70,245

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 16
  • 1980-1989: 70
  • 1990-1999: 41
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Brandon, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brandon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 283 Mi E (Lat: 42.311389 Lon: -91.957111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 120 m, Call Sign: WPHD905
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2000, Expiration Date: 05/15/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005
    Registrant: Gary N Sater, 16209 S E Mc Gilliuray Ste G, Vancouver, WA 98684, Phone: (206) 254-7700

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BRANDON, Rt 283 2 Mi E (Lat: 42.311389 Lon: -91.957222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 117.7 m, Overall height: 122.2 m, Call Sign: WLT332
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC0AKJ, Licensee ID: L00349972
    Grant Date: 01/30/2007, Expiration Date: 04/07/2017, Certifier: Andrew J Nabholz
    Registrant: Andrew J Nabholz, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210-9639
  • Call Sign: N0UZC, Licensee ID: L00275157
    Grant Date: 10/25/2002, Expiration Date: 01/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2010, Certifier: Jennifer L Nabholz
    Registrant: Jennifer L Nabholz, 3186 Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210-9639
  • Call Sign: W0FSB, Previous Call Sign: KC0OCY, Licensee ID: L00574039
    Grant Date: 02/22/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Jennifer L Nabholz
    Registrant: Five Sullivan Brothers Arc, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210
  • Call Sign: K0JEN, Previous Call Sign: N0UZC, Licensee ID: L00275157
    Grant Date: 06/29/2010, Expiration Date: 06/29/2020, Certifier: Jennifer L Nabholz
    Registrant: Jennifer L Nabholz, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210-9639

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 72 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1043L , Serial Number: 1219, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Jeff Streeter Motor Sports Inc, 504 Cedar St, Brandon, IA 52210
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2372F , Serial Number: 301-0421, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 01/11/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Jeff Streeter Motorsports Inc Dba, 504 Cedar St, Brandon, IA 52210



Most common first names in Brandon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Edward775.0 years
John584.2 years
Ruth574.2 years
Robert575.4 years
William470.7 years
Walter482.3 years
George476.7 years
Raymond471.3 years
Nellie374.7 years
Gerald380.0 years
Most common last names in Brandon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Albert882.6 years
Rogers767.1 years
Mckinley671.3 years
Dorman475.0 years
Close470.0 years
Brunko475.5 years
Slager462.7 years
Steinbeck479.3 years
Dufresne362.3 years
Hertzberg378.0 years

Brandon on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Music stores"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Broadcasting and telecommunications"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
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