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Population in 2010: 2,039. Population change since 2000: +5.5%
Males: 993  (48.7%)
Females: 1,046  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53105.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,652 (it was $59,563 in 2000)
Browns Lake:

$47,652
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,123

Browns Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $203,136 (it was $132,100 in 2000)
Browns Lake:

$203,136
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $243,288; Detached houses: $250,130; Townhouses or other attached units: $113,779; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,950; Mobile homes: $18,963

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,117.

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  • White alone - 1,926 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 75 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Browns Lake: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.8%), Irish (11.0%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (4.9%), Polish (3.6%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.17 square miles.

Population density: 942 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Browns Lake:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Browns Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

26 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,759 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,500 (2.6%)

Browns Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kenosha, WI (21.2 miles , pop. 90,352).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (29.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (65.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Burlington, WI (1.5 miles ), Rochester, WI (1.9 miles ), Bohners Lake, WI (2.2 miles ), Eagle Lake, WI (2.3 miles ), Waterford, WI (2.3 miles ), Dover, WI (2.4 miles ), Spring Prairie, WI (2.6 miles ), Wheatland, WI (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 88.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Browns Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Browns Lake place center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 25.3 miles away from the place center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Browns Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Browns Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Racine County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Browns Lake:

  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB-BURLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)
  • MOUNT CARMEL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)
  • AURORA MEMORIAL HSPTL BURLINGTON (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 3 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)

Amtrak station near Browns Lake:

  • 17 miles: STURTEVANT (2904 WISCONSIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Browns Lake:

  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 20 miles; Kenosha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,732)
  • Gateway Technical College (about 21 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,178)
  • Carthage College (about 22 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Carroll University (about 22 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
  • College of Lake County (about 26 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 5,779)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 27 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 28 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.5. This is worse than average.
City:

38.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.404. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.404
U.S.:

0.572


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.5%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Browns Lake, WI


64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Browns Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Browns Lake travel time to work - commute


Browns Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Browns Lake CDP (based on Racine County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.04%
Here60.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents58.1%14.2%6.5%3.8%3.5%
Congregations14.2%13.5%10.6%9.9%5.7%
NameArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinSalvation ArmyAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.1%1.0%1.0%1.0%9.7%
Congregations0.7%0.7%3.5%2.1%39.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Here:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Racine County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 125
Racine County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Racine County:

8.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Racine County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Milwaukee County, WI  1.52% ($48,734 average AGI)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.94% ($38,913)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.39% ($55,030)


5.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($53,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Racine County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Milwaukee County, WI  1.17% ($37,956 average AGI)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.73% ($38,998)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.37% ($53,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Browns Lake:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Browns Lake:

  • WBSD (89.1 FM; BURLINGTON, WI; Owner: BURLINGTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEZY (92.1 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: RACINE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WIIL (95.1 FM; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEXT (104.7 FM; STURTEVANT, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Browns Lake:

  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$158,6953$184,89727$162,5131$43,8202$151,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$173,7300$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$88,1800$05$176,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$45,2904$173,1450$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$208,2200$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0024.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$280,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0024.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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