Browns, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.0%
Males: 81  (61.3%)
Females: 52  (38.7%)
Median resident age:  52.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62818

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,985 (it was $23,214 in 2000)
Browns:

$46,985
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,404 (it was $10,922 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,160 (it was $17,900 in 2000)
Browns:

$55,160
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $64,933; Detached houses: $71,102; Mobile homes: $52,802

Median gross rent in 2016: $523.

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    • 13097.0%White alone
    • 21.5%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Black alone
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Browns: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (27.6%), German (18.4%), English (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Irish (2.6%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/16/1892

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 456 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Browns:

  • High school or higher: 67.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Browns village:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $455 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $608 (1.2%)

Browns satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (36.3 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (121.7 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (240.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bellmont, IL (2.0 miles ), Albion, IL (2.1 miles ), Bone Gap, IL (2.2 miles ), Keensburg, IL (2.6 miles ), Grayville, IL (2.9 miles ), West Salem, IL (3.2 miles ), Mount Carmel, IL (3.5 miles ), Golden Gate, IL (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 38.38 N, Longitude: 87.98 W

Area code: 618

Browns household income distribution Browns home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-15.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Average climate in Browns, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Browns-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/7/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Browns village center injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 24.3 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Browns-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 7.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 31.2 miles away from Browns center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from Browns center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edwards County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Browns topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Browns:

  • REST HAVEN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ALBION, IL)
  • RIVER OAKS (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, IL)
  • SHURTLEFF MANOR RESIDENTIAL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, IL)
  • WABASH GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, IL)

airports located in Browns:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Browns:

  • Wabash Valley College (about 12 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Vincennes University (about 33 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 33 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 38 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Rend Lake College (about 54 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 67 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)

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Notable location: Browns Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Edwards County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 8.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

6.40
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.0%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  74.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Illinois average:

12.1

Browns travel time to work - commute Browns mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Browns village (based on Edwards County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,88912
Mainline Protestant1,34014
None2,492-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Edwards County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Edwards County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Edwards County:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

40.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.2%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Browns:

30.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

48.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

28.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.5
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

42.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Browns:

50.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

89.2%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Browns, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$181
Totals for Government 0$0 1$181

Browns government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $13,000 ($97.74)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($90.23)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($67.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($60.15)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($30.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($75.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($37.59)

Browns government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $24,000 ($180.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($82.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($52.63)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($127.82)
    Highways: $5,000 ($37.59)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($75.19)
    NEC: $3,000 ($22.56)

Browns government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $207,000 ($1556.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $205,000 ($1541.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($15.04)

Browns government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $73,000 ($548.87)

3.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.65%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wabash County, IL  0.73% ($24,474 average AGI)
from Richland County, IL  0.54% ($33,643)
from White County, IL  0.42% ($25,000)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wabash County, IL  0.86% ($24,261 average AGI)
to White County, IL  0.64% ($23,941)
to Richland County, IL  0.56% ($33,867)

Strongest AM radio stations in Browns:

  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVMC (1360 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: WABASH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WRAY (1250 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Browns:

  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WYNG (94.9 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVJC (89.1 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES)
  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRAY-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRUL (97.3 FM; CARMI, IL; Owner: CARMI BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBGW (101.5 FM; FORT BRANCH, IN; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJLT (105.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJD (100.5 FM; PRINCETON, IN; Owner: WSJD, INC.)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Browns:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFIE (Channel 14; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W23BV (Channel 23; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: BETHEL SANITARIUM)
  • WCJT-LP (Channel 12; MOUNT CARMEL, IL; Owner: WABASH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $305,000Total costs
  • 700Total average daily traffic
  • 98Total average daily truck traffic
  • 600Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Edward G Roach, Fayette County (Lat: 38.898583 Lon: -88.997472), Type: 217.6, Overall height: 213.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Fayette County (Lat: 38.898583 Lon: -88.997472), Type: 217.6, Overall height: 213.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Fayette County (Lat: 38.898583 Lon: -88.997472), Type: 217.6, Overall height: 213.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Fayette County (Lat: 38.898583 Lon: -88.997472), Type: 217.6, Overall height: 213.3 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PARKWAY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Browns, Cr 700 Rr Crossing At Mp 135.90w (Lat: 38.372194 Lon: -88.025667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPVA892, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, 161.535 MHzGrant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/10/2022, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 38.362139 Lon: -88.004722, Call Sign: WQSD947
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.660 MHzGrant Date: 09/09/2013, Expiration Date: 09/09/2023, Certifier: Jeremy WyattRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BELLMONT, 3221 Hwy 15 (Lat: 38.386333 Lon: -87.925000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQMY308
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 11/05/2010, Expiration Date: 11/05/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2014, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA9TOA, Licensee ID: L00943515, Grant Date: 01/22/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2025, Certifier: Christy L Kieffer, Registrant: Christy L Kieffer, 11910 E 170 Road, Browns, IL 62818
  • Call Sign: W9UIA, Previous Call Sign: KC9JIT, Licensee ID: L01142864, Grant Date: 02/17/2016, Expiration Date: 05/12/2026, Certifier: Susan J Barnett, Registrant: Susan J Barnett, 725 Emma Street, Browns, IL 62818

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Browns compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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