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Welcome to Branson ...
The town of Branson is located in Las Animas County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Branson has a population of 68 people<1> (see below for details).
Branson was incorporated March 26, 1921.
From Place Names in Colorado,<2> the origin of Branson is described as "Named for Al Branson, hardware merchant, a civic minded man and leading citizen of Trinidad."
The community of Branson is 6,280 feet [1,914 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Branson is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Branson lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Branson, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The area code for Branson: (719)
The ZIP code for Branson: 81027<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Branson had a population of 74 people. This makes Branson the county's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 74 people, the population of Branson decreased 3.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 77 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Branson had an population of 68 people. This is a decrease of 8.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.69% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Branson.
Communities near Branson ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Branson and not the distance if driven.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Branson.
Communities Also Named Branson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Branson - they are located in California and Missouri.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Branson.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Branson:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Branson ...
Looking for more information about Branson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Branson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Branson.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Branson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Las Animas County: www.tlac.net/county/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019