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The City of Brownton had a population of 741 as of July 1, 2017. Brownton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownton is located at latitude 44.7326 and longitude -94.3511 in McLeod County. 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. McLeod County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The City of Brownton (GNIS ID: 2393442) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Brownton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 741
Daytime Population: Workers 54
Daytime Population: Residents 321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 375
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 741
Population in Familes 600
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,929
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $61,352
Per Capita Income $25,510


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $92,174
Average Home Value $114,811


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.3%
Households -0.31% -0.33%
Families 0.0% -0.41%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Brownton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownton to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 416 54th
Population Density # 81 91st
Diversity Index # 266 70th
Median Household Income # 599 33rd
Per Capita Income # 687 24th

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