Browns Valley, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Browns Valley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Browns Valley had a population of 568 as of July 1, 2017. 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 45.5947 and longitude -96.8328 in Traverse County. The formal boundaries for the City of Browns Valley (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2393439) 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 Browns Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 568
Daytime Population: Workers 335
Daytime Population: Residents 304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 639
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 531
Population in Familes 405
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 722
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $40,623
Per Capita Income $17,611


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $36,842
Average Home Value $56,994


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 136
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 -0.5% -0.39%
Households -0.63% -0.51%
Families -0.5% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Browns Valley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Browns Valley 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 # 486 47th
Population Density # 394 57th
Diversity Index # 70 92nd
Median Household Income # 904 0th
Per Capita Income # 899 1st

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