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Brownton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brownton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McLeod County at latitude 44.7326 and longitude -94.3511. McLeod County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Brownton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brownton, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Brownton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Brownton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brownton: City of Brownton.

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Brownton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 727
Population in Households 727
Population in Familes 592
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,892
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 305
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $87,400
Average Home Value $100,844


Median Household Income $51,739
Average Household Income $57,014
Per Capita Income $23,927
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.1% -0.67%
Households -0.68% -0.6%
Families 0.0% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.


Brownton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownton to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 417 54th
Population Density1 # 80 91st
Diversity Index2 # 280 69th
Median Household Income # 462 49th
Per Capita Income # 612 33rd

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