Browns Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,039. Population change since 2000: +5.5%
Males: 1,003  (49.2%)
Females: 1,036  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 53105.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,205 (it was $59,563 in 2000)
Browns Lake:

$58,205
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,309 (it was $28,368 in 2000)

Browns Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $184,959 (it was $132,100 in 2000)
Browns Lake:

$184,959
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,090.

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  • Races in Browns Lake, WI (2010)

    Browns Lake races chart
    • 1,92694.5%White alone
    • 753.7%Hispanic
    • 140.7%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Asian alone
    • 80.4%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Black alone

Races in Browns Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Browns Lake: 99.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.9%), Irish (20.4%), English (15.3%), Polish (4.2%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.17 square miles.

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

Browns Lake,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Browns Lake:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Browns Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

39 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This place:

2.0%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,640 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,678 (2.4%)

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

Browns Lake household income distribution Browns Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Browns Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Browns Lake, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Browns Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 34% 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 above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% 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 293.5 miles away from the city center
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 Browns Lake 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 268.1 miles away from the city 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 326.0 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) earthquake occurred 292.0 miles away from Browns Lake center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 283.4 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 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, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Browns Lake topographic map

Hospitals and 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 Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AND REHAB CENTER (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • MIDWEST REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • SOUTHERN WI CTR FDD (Hospital, about 9 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)
  • WI VETERANS HOME-BOLAND HALL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; UNION GROVE, 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: 3,843)
  • Gateway Technical College (about 21 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 5,089)
  • Carthage College (about 22 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Carroll University (about 22 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • College of Lake County (about 26 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 11,041)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 27 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 28 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.5. This is worse than average.

City:

95.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.333. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.333
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.6%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black 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
64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Browns Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (95%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic43,33521
Mainline Protestant21,22448
Evangelical Protestant20,56479
Black Protestant3,52014
Orthodox2,0205
Other1,21310
None103,532-
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: 37
Racine County:

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.
State:

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
Racine County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Racine County:

28.0%
Wisconsin:

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

13.3%
State:

13.0%

4.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.15%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($569 average AGI)
Racine County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  1.06% ($42,971 average AGI)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.77% ($34,868)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.30% ($53,463)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Racine County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  1.13% ($36,936 average AGI)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.69% ($38,241)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.32% ($44,269)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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