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Brandon’s census boundaries include Interstate 75 to the west, Valrico to the east, Riverview to the south, and Seffner to the north. The zip codes that served the area are 33509 (P.O. Station), 33510, and 33511.


Brandon is located at 27°56′N 82°17′W (27.9347, -82.2891), which places it approximately midway between Tampa and Plant City and easily accessible from Interstate 4 and Interstate 75.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 29.3 square miles (76 km2), of which, 28.7 square miles (74 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.95%) is water.

Some of the neighborhoods within Brandon include Barrington Oaks East, Brandon Hills, Kensington Estates, La Viva, and Limona.


Brandon, like the Tampa Bay area, has a humid subtropical climate. Unlike Tampa and Pinellas County, Brandon will typically have a few nights below freezing each year. The summers are long and hot, and average 85 degrees; winters are mild and dry, averaging 62 degrees. Brandon, like the rest of the Tampa Bay area, receives abundant rainfall, as it receives 44 inches (1,100 mm) of rain annually. Brandon’s winters sometimes have low temperatures in the 30s for more than 4 days while Tampa can have low temperatures in the 40s and 50s in that same period of time. The winter temperatures in Brandon are known to be in the low 20s at least 2 times a year, but the high temperatures can stay in the 60s for over a month. Snow is very rare.


In 2000, the median income for a household in the CDP was $51,639, and the median income for a family was $56,931. Males had a median income of $37,454 versus $28,935 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,080. About 6.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

In 2000, in the CDP the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males. As of 2010, there were 43,352 households out of which 8.1% were vacant. As of 2000, 38.1% households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.10.


As of 2000, English spoken as a first language accounted for 85.24% of all residents, while 14.75% spoke other languages as their mother tongue. The most significant were Spanish speakers who made up 11.07% of the population, while German came up as the third most spoken language, which made up 0.57%, and Tagalog was at fourth, with 0.44% of the population.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia.