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The City of Browns Valley had a population of 553 as of July 1, 2021. Browns Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Browns Valley is located at latitude 45.5952 and longitude -96.8334 in Traverse County. The formal boundaries for the City of Browns Valley encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Traverse County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 984 feet.

The City of Browns Valley 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Browns Valley: Brown Valley, Brown's Valley, City of Browns Valley, Lake Traverse.

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Browns Valley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 553 (100%)
Population in Households 516 (93.3%)
Population in Families 391 (70.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 37 ( 6.7%)
Population Density 708
Diversity Index2 54
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,608
Average Household Income $53,973
% of Income for Mortgage4 4%
Per Capita Income $22,899
Wealth Index5 43
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $41,990
Average Home Value $65,462
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.56% -0.59%
Households -0.52% -0.52%
Families -0.58% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.35%

Browns Valley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Browns Valley to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 492 46th
Population Density # 403 55th
Median Household Income # 870 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 896 99th
Per Capita Income # 864 4th
Diversity Index # 60 93rd

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