Brown County MN Information


Brown County Subdivisions

Brown County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,555
Population in Households 24,431
Population in Familes 19,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,124
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 10,760
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 6,916
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,389 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,371 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 702 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $127,820
Average Home Value $153,713


Median Household Income $50,862
Average Household Income $66,238
Per Capita Income $28,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.25%
Households -0.03% -0.14%
Families -0.14% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Brown County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brown County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 54th
Population Density1 # 33 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 66 23rd
Median Household Income # 48 46th
Per Capita Income # 34 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.