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Brandon, Iowa
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Location of Brandon, Iowa
Location of Brandon, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buchanan
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
827 ft (252 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 341
 • Density 1,065.63/sq mi (405.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52210
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-08155
GNIS feature ID 0454806

Brandon is a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. The population was 341 at the 2020 census.

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 200 —    
1920 343 +71.5%
1930 308 −10.2%
1940 324 +5.2%
1950 319 −1.5%
1960 322 +0.9%
1970 432 +34.2%
1980 337 −22.0%
1990 320 −5.0%
2000 311 −2.8%
2010 309 −0.6%
2020 341 +10.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BrandonIowaPopPlot
The population of Brandon, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 309 people, 130 households, and 82 families living in the city. The population density was 965.6 inhabitants per square mile (372.8/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 475.0 per square mile (183.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 130 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

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.

Education

The Independence Community School District operates area public schools.

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