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Brown County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat New Ulm
Largest city New Ulm
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

619 sq mi (1,602 km²)
611 sq mi (1,582 km²)
8 sq mi (20 km²), 1.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,911
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Named for Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, soldier, Indian trader, lumberman, speculator, founder of cities, legislator, politician, and editor.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.brown.mn.us

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 26,911. Its county seat is New Ulm[1].

Contents

Geography

Brown County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,602 km²), of which 611 square miles (1,582 km²) is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) (1.25%) is water. The Minnesota River flows along the county's northern boundary; two of its tributaries, the Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Rivers, flow eastwardly through the county.[2]

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Lakes

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 26,911 people, 10,598 households, and 7,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 11,163 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.82% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 67.1% were of German and 9.6% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 10,598 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,800, and the median income for a family was $49,811. Males had a median income of $32,347 versus $23,918 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,535. About 4.40% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.00% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships Unincorporated

† A small part of Comfrey extends into Cottonwood County.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1994. pp. 21–22, 30–31. ISBN 0-89933-222-6.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 44°14′N 94°43′W / 44.23°N 94.72°W / 44.23; -94.72


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Brown County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Brown County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855 [1]
Seat New Ulm
Largest City New Ulm
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26911
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.brown.mn.us
Named for: Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, soldier, Indian trader, lumberman, speculator, founder of cities, legislator, politician, and editor.

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 26,911. Its county seat is New Ulm6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,602 km² (619 sq mi). 1,582 km² (611 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.25%) is water. The Minnesota River flows along the county's northern boundary; two of its tributaries, the Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Rivers, flow eastwardly through the county.[1]

Lakes

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26,911 people, 10,598 households, and 7,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/sq mi). There were 11,163 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.82% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 67.1% were of German and 9.6% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 10,598 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,800, and the median income for a family was $49,811. Males had a median income of $32,347 versus $23,918 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,535. About 4.40% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.00% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† A small part of Comfrey extends into Cottonwood County.

References

  1. ^ {{cite book| title= Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer |year=1994 |publisher= DeLorme

External links


Coordinates: 44°14′N 94°43′W / 44.23, -94.72

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