Brandon

15 reviews
  1. Town in South Dakota
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Town near
Sioux Falls

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    21
    575
  • Theft
    227
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,792
National
$53,046
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%

    Reviews

    15 reviews
    • Excellent
      3
    • Very Good
      5
    • Average
      7
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I liked growing up here, the school system was really great. Amazing teachers! The only thing I didn't like is the weather and the terrain. I love the mountains! That is why I left. I would live here again only because I am going to go to school to be a teacher and would love teaching in the Brandon Valley School District!
    • Niche User
    • 11 months ago
    I have had a great experience growing up in Brandon. It has a small town feel, but is located right outside South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls. The schools are wonderful and everything you need is just a short drive/walk away.
    • Current Resident
    • 12 days ago
    There are always police patrolling and you never have to worry. There have been known petty crimes, but overall there usually isn't much to worry about when kids and families are out strolling the streets of my small town. You can easily leave your doors unlocked and not have to worry about people walking into your home and steal your personal belongings.
    • Niche User
    • 11 months ago