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Welcome to Branson ...

The city of Branson is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Branson is located in Taney County<1>.

The location of Branson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Branson has a population of 11,630 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Branson is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Branson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Branson is within the boundaries of the (417) area code.

The ZIP codes for Branson: 65615-65616<5>

Websites for Branson ...

Official Website:   www.cityofbranson.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bransonchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Branson had an population of 11,630 people. This is an increase of 10.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 92.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Branson had a population of 10,520 people (or 20.36% of the total population of Taney County). This makes Branson the county's most populous community.

The population of Branson represents 0.18% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,520 people, the population of Branson increased 73.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,050 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Colorado.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Branson.

Communities near Branson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Branson.

  • Forsyth [Taney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
    • Forsyth [Taney County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Branson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,560 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<7>
  • Kimberling City [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberling City
    • Kimberling City [Stone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Branson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,300 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberling City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberling City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberling City<7>
  • Merriam Woods [Taney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriam Woods
    • Merriam Woods [Taney County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Branson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,847 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriam Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriam Woods
  • Rockaway Beach [Taney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
    • Rockaway Beach [Taney County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Branson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockaway Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockaway Beach<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reeds Spring [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Spring
      • Reeds Spring [Stone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Branson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeds Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeds Spring<7>
    • Branson West [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branson West
      • Branson West [Stone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Branson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branson West have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branson West
    • Galena [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Stone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Branson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<7>
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Branson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<7>
    • Taneyville [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taneyville
      • Taneyville [Taney County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Branson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taneyville
    • McCord Bend [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCord Bend
      • McCord Bend [Stone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Branson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCord Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCord Bend

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Branson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Branson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Branson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Branson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Branson. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...

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About Taney County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Branson: www.cityofbranson.org/

The official website for Taney County: www.co.taney.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Taney, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Branson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Branson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Branson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Branson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Branson includes: 65615 & 65616.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Branson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Branson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Branson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6476, Longitude: -93.2630       In this case, the coordinates for Branson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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