Brandon is a census-designated place (CDP) and suburb of Tampa, located in Hillsborough County, Florida.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Brandon has a total area of 29.3 square miles, of which, 28.7 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water. ZIP codes in Brandon include: 33509, 33510 and 33511.
During the time of World War II Brandon experienced little growth, but had a definite edge due to the food raised on farms in the region. After the war, new businesses began to emerge in the community.
The 1950s were the beginning of real growth and change for Brandon and in 1959, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce was formed to help promote the growth of new and existing businesses.
By the 1970s, approximately 430 commercial and service businesses had emerged within a six-mile radius.
Hillsborough Community College moved to Brandon in the mid 1970s and more indications of the continued growth were apparent with the building of Brandon Community Hospital and the Brandon Cultural Center (now the Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association).
Brandon has numerous strip malls and Brandon Town Center, one of the largest regional malls in Florida.
Brandon experienced even more rapid growth in the 1980s. I-75 began to bring traffic through the Brandon area in 1986, which dramatically changed the community and helped its population reach approximately 100,000 with over 2,500 businesses by 1988.
Brandon, Florida Climate and Health Index
Brandon, like the rest of the greater Tampa Bay area, has a humid subtropical climate. On average, Brandon has 245 sunny days per year with July highs around 92 degrees and January lows around 49 degrees. Brandon gets 54 inches of rain and 0 inches of snowfall per year. Number of days with any measurable precipitation is 111.
Brandon, Florida Population Statistics
As of 2011, Brandon’s population has reached 98,585 people and there are 3,412 people per square mile. Since 2000, Brandon has experienced a population growth of 26.59%. The median age in Brandon is 36.1.
52.07% of people are married and 11.38% are divorced. The average household size is 2.61 people. 45.38% of people are married with children and 62.05% have children and single.
Brandon, Florida Economy
The unemployment rate in Brandon is 10.70% with job growth at -0.48%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be around 28.34%. Brandon sales tax is 7.00%. Income per capita is $27,628, which includes all adults and children. Median household income in Brandon is $62,682.
Population by Occupation in Brandon, Florida
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 16.48%
- Professional and Related Occupations 23.84%
- Service 12.14%
- Sales and Office 31.35%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.34%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 6.96%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 10.51%
Brandon, Florida Real Estate and Housing
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The median home value in Brandon is $164,600 with home appreciation at -9.29% over the last year. The median age of real estate in Brandon Florida is 20 years. Renters make up 29.88% of the Brandon’s population and 6.86% of houses and apartments are unoccupied.
Public Schools in Brandon, Florida
Brandon is served by the Hillsborough County Schools and spends $4,252 per student. There are 21 students per teacher, 1,138 students per librarian, and 571 students per counselor. Public schools in Brandon include:
- Brooker Elementary School
- Mintz Elementary School
- Yates Elementary School
- Schmidt Elementary School
- Limona Elementary School
- Kingswood Elementary School
- Burns Middle School
- Mclane Elementary School
- Mann Elementary School
- Brandon High School
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students nearest to Brandon, Florida
- Everest University-Brandon – Tampa (5 miles)
- Hillsborough Community College – Tampa (11 miles)
- University of Tampa – Tampa (11 miles)
- University of South Florida-Main Campus – Tampa (12 miles)
- Southeastern University – Lakeland (24 miles)
- University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus – St. Petersburg (25 miles)
- St Petersburg College – Clearwater (26 miles)
- List of Tampa Bay area college/university websites
Brandon, Florida Educational Statistics
- 2 yr College Graduates – 13.33%
- 4 yr College Graduates – 20.69%
- Graduate Degrees – 8.92%
- High School Graduates – 92.32%
Hospitals/Medical Centers in or Nearest to Brandon, Florida
- Brandon Regional Hospital – Brandon
- St. Joseph’s Hospital – Tampa (11 miles)
- Tampa General Hospital – Tampa (12 miles)
- Tampa VA Medical Center – Tampa (13 miles)
- List of Hillsborough County Hospitals/Medical Centers
Brandon, Florida Parks
Brandon is served by Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Parks in Brandon include:
- Bloomingdale Hills Park
- Boyette Springs Park
- Causeway Park
- Davis Park
- Limona Park
- South Pointe Park
- Sterling Ranch Park
Brandon, Florida Transportation and Commute
Amtrak station nearest to Brandon is located at 601 Nebraska Avenue in Tampa. Hillsborough Area Regional Authority (HART) provides public transportation in Brandon. Tampa International Airport is the closest airport to Brandon.
Average one-way commute in Brandon is about 30 minutes. 85% of commuters drive their own car alone, 7% carpool with others and 1% use mass transit.
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