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Brown County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 260,401 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 226,778 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 47,596
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,989
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 57,134
Renter-occupied apartments: 33,798 (it was 30,161 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 529 sq. mi.

Water area: 86.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 493 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brown County: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.8%), Educational, health and social services (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brown County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.5%)
  • Asian alone (3.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.2%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 130,129  (50.0%)
Females: 130,272  (50.0%)

Brown County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brown County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $57,783 ($46,447 in 1999)

This county:

$57,783
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $649 (lower quartile is $534, upper quartile is $770)
This county:

$649
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $166,100 (it was $116,100 in 2000)
Brown:

$166,100
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,700 - $236,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $198,402
Here:

$198,402
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,065
Here:

$169,065
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $174,178
Here:

$174,178
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,880
Here:

$86,880
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,429
Here:

$118,429
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $32,090
Here:

$32,090
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,276
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $503

Institutionalized population: 3,035

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 287
  • Thefts: 1056
  • Auto thefts: 69

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 41
  • Burglaries: 267
  • Thefts: 1054
  • Auto thefts: 61
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 811 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2008: 409 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2009: 480 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2010: 475 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2011: 347 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2012: 500 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2013: 542 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2014: 506 buildings, average cost: $230,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,142 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,054 (1.9%)

Brown County household income distribution in 2009 Brown County home values distribution Brown County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.8%
Brown County:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents, 91.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.1 years old
(Males: 35.9 years old, Females: 38.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.0 years old, Black residents: 25.9 years old, American Indian residents: 26.8 years old, Asian residents: 26.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 34.1 years old)

Area name: Green Bay, WI HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brown County is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $590 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $830 a month.

Cities in this county include: Green Bay, De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Howard, Bellevue, Bellevue Town, Suamico, Hobart, Scott.

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

2012 air pollution in Brown County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Brown County: Kewoc Dairy Farm (A), Sleepy Hollow Farm (B), El Na Farms (C), Harmann Farms (D), Harvest Acres (E), Kirchman Farms (F), Pavlat Dairy Farms (G), Teske Farms (H), Steiner Farm (I), Valley High Farm (J), Thayse Farms (K), Strip Valley Dairy Farms (L), Riedy Farms (M), Norkin Farms (N), Junion Homestead Farm (O), Degrave Farms (P), Red River Valley Farms (Q), Springdale Dairy Farm (R), Railside Dairy Farm (S), C and M Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brown County include: Gospel Truth Hall (A), Lincoln Chapel (B), West Kewaunee United Methodist Church (C), Saint Amand Catholic Church (D), Saint Hedwig Catholic Church (E), Saint Hubert Catholic Church (F), Saint John Catholic Church (G), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (H), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wiesner Cemetery (1), Saint Wenceslaus Cemetery (2), Sandy Bay Cemetery (3), Bolt Bohemian Township Cemetery (4), Gospel Truth Hall Cemetery (5), Montpelier Township Cemetery (6), Norman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Shea Lake (A), Silver Lake (B), Chada Lake (C), West Alaska Lake (D), East Alaska Lake (E), Engledinger Lake (F), Alaska Lake (G), Hallada Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Stony Creek (A), Rio Creek (B), Scarboro Creek (C), Krok Creek (D), School Creek (E), Casco Creek (F), Bruemmer Creek (G), Rogers Creek (H), Red River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brown County include: Bruemmer County Park (1), Kewaunee River State Public Fishery Area (2), Kewaunee State Public Hunting Grounds (3), Little Scarboro State Public Fishery Area (4), Little Scarboro State Public Hunting Grounds (5), Red River County Park (6), Kewaunee County Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Lincoln County, Maine , Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota , Waupaca County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,385
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,276 (47.8% naturalized citizens)

Brown County:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,847
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,919
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,289
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,472
  • 1970 to 1979: 759
  • Before 1970: 808
Note: State values scaled to Brown County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.6%

Brown County marital status for males Brown County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 69,913
  • One, attached: 5,346
  • Two: 6,656
  • 3 or 4: 3,426
  • 5 to 9: 10,269
  • 10 to 19: 4,756
  • 20 to 49: 2,455
  • 50 or more: 4,122
  • Mobile homes: 1,748

Housing units in Brown County with a mortgage: 45,285 (1,262 second mortgage, 4,061 home equity loan, 72 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23,640

Here:

66.2% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brown County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic110,12335
Evangelical Protestant33,15679
Mainline Protestant20,94140
Other1,91312
Orthodox1001
None81,774-
Brown County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Brown County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 91
Brown County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 205
This county:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brown County:

7.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

26.7%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Brown County:

Average size of farms: 176 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $134,070
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.77
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $104,232
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 77.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $81,893
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 54.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.41%
Corn for grain: 32072 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9739 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21076 harvested acres
Vegetables: 862 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 179 acres

Tornado activity:

Brown County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 6772204.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/22/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brown County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 90% 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 417.9 miles away from Brown County 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 214.4 miles away from the county 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 392.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 400.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 438.4 miles away from Brown County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 331.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: June 22, 1990 to July 19, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-874: July 13, 1990, FEMA Id: 874, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (40%)
  • Laos (9%)
  • India (6%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brown County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • American (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Belgian (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • European (2%)

Brown County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 127,160 (83.6%)
  • Carpooled: 12,678 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,023 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,978 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 453 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,367 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 6,415 (4.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Brown County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 2,833 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,056 people in state prisons
  • 1,431 people in nursing homes
  • 561 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 244 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 193 people in religious group quarters
  • 103 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 99 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 91 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 64 people in other group homes
  • 44 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 44 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in crews of maritime vessels

People in group quarters in Brown County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 2,796 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,092 people in state prisons
  • 695 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 394 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 236 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,688.

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($169 average AGI)
Brown County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

2.99% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($22,099 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($14,853 average AGI)
Brown County:

1.53%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Outagamie County, WI  0.46% ($32,575 average AGI)
from Oconto County, WI  0.37% ($30,834)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.18% ($36,453)
from Marinette County, WI  0.17% ($28,758)
from Manitowoc County, WI  0.17% ($42,994)
from Kewaunee County, WI  0.17% ($36,830)
from Shawano County, WI  0.16% ($30,251)


4.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Brown County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

2.79% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($20,657 average AGI)
1.76% relocated to other states ($21,799 average AGI)
Brown County:

1.76%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Outagamie County, WI  0.51% ($33,356 average AGI)
to Oconto County, WI  0.32% ($39,305)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.26% ($25,378)
to Dane County, WI  0.18% ($34,870)
to Winnebago County, WI  0.15% ($29,401)
to Kewaunee County, WI  0.15% ($34,712)
to Manitowoc County, WI  0.13% ($30,733)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Brown County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Brown County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brown County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brown County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brown County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 31,101 (26,529 aged, 4,572 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,431 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Brown County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,435)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,575)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,240)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,209)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,058)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,053)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,047)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (905)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (802)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (463)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,608
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 279
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,614

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 663
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.7
  • Poisoning - 33.0
  • Suffocation - 31.1
  • Other - 6.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 260,401
  • In family households: 201,623 (33,096 male householders, 30,829 female householders)
    49,373 spouses, 74,014 children (68,820 natural, 2,374 adopted, 2,820 stepchildren), 2,116 grandchildren, 1,696 brothers or sisters, 2,185 parents, 2,436 other relatives, 5,878 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 51,826 (19,178 male householders (15,551 living alone)), 21,701 female householders (16,570 living alone)), 10,947 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,952

Size of family households: 31,825 2-persons, 12,642 3-persons, 11,173 4-persons, 6,030 5-persons, 1,280 6-persons, 975 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 32,121 1-person, 7,624 2-persons, 752 3-persons, 116 4-persons, 187 5-persons, 79 6-persons.

42,842 married couples with children.
15,674 single-parent households (5,173 men, 10,501 women).

89.2% of residents of Brown speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $935,904,000 ($3,946 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,145,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $437,894,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $154,469,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,818,000
Federal grants: $169,729,000
Federal procurement contracts: $85,796,000 ($14,551,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $75,199,000 ($11,163,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $21,394,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $92,577,000
Federal Government insurance: $163,621,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 17,163
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,256
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,624
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,075
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Brown County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 31.16 millions of gallons per day (37% from ground, 63% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,524
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,421
  • 2000 to 2009: 17,348
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,648
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,343
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,590
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,217
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,219
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,461
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,920
Note: State values scaled to Brown population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brown County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brown County population
  • 1 room: 84
  • 2 rooms: 98
  • 3 rooms: 1,153
  • 4 rooms: 5,756
  • 5 rooms: 14,948
  • 6 rooms: 13,824
  • 7 rooms: 10,813
  • 8 rooms: 9,652
  • 9+ rooms: 12,597
  • 1 room: 1,395
  • 2 rooms: 2,834
  • 3 rooms: 7,496
  • 4 rooms: 11,098
  • 5 rooms: 5,193
  • 6 rooms: 3,911
  • 7 rooms: 1,790
  • 8 rooms: 1,400
  • 9+ rooms: 762
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brown County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brown County population
  • no bedroom: 113
  • 1 bedroom: 789
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,579
  • 3 bedrooms: 39,455
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,702
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,287
  • no bedroom: 1,474
  • 1 bedroom: 8,904
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,055
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,641
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,362
  • 5+ bedrooms: 443
Cars and other vehicles available in Brown County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brown County population
  • no vehicle: 1,107
  • 1 vehicle: 16,195
  • 2 vehicles: 35,840
  • 3 vehicles: 11,546
  • 4 vehicles: 2,986
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,251
  • no vehicle: 4,750
  • 1 vehicle: 18,092
  • 2 vehicles: 10,637
  • 3 vehicles: 1,956
  • 4 vehicles: 296
  • 5+ vehicles: 148

85% of Brown County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Wisconsin.

Brown County:

84.6%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 193,101
  • Other state: 49,713
  • Northeast: 4,024
  • Midwest: 30,165
  • South: 7,286
  • West: 8,238

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brown County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.6%)
  • Electricity (7.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (55.3%)
  • Electricity (40.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,007
Here:

11.1%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,433
Here:

10.2%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,690
Here:

23.3%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brown County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $27,118,000
    Parks and Recreation: $342,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $311,000
    Libraries: $48,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $49,966,000
    Health - Other: $39,169,000
    Police Protection: $20,078,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,187,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,381,000
    Regular Highways: $9,338,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,715,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,313,000
    Air Transportation: $7,313,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,245,000
    Libraries: $6,183,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,427,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,676,000
    Financial Administration: $3,610,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,454,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,561,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $855,000
    General - Other: $610,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,680,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $1,969,000
    Regular Highways: $1,070,000
    Financial Administration: $316,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Police Protection: $145,000
    Air Transportation: $101,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $73,000
    Libraries: $27,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Elementary and Secondary Education: $373,000
    General - Other: $164,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
    Regular Highways: $28,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $572,000
    Central Staff Services: $190,000
    Police Protection: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,657,000

Brown County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $20,210,000
    Air Transportation: $5,821,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,895,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,321,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,289,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $89,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,783,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,686,000
    Public Welfare: $4,627,000
    Highways: $2,862,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,257,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,356,000
    Rents: $1,438,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $794,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $679,000
    Sale of Property: $55,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $28,531,000
    Public Welfare: $26,129,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,417,000
    Highways: $10,624,000
    All Other: $3,152,000
    Education: $2,195,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,395,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,180,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $737,000
    Other License: $414,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $9,000

Brown County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,442,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,025,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,635,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,218,000

Brown County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,202,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $189,205,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,149,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,532
  • Number of aged recipients: 277
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,255
  • Number of recipients under 18: 625
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,357
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 550
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,217
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,566
Brown County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brown County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 49 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED958$128,5041,430$132,5769,913$146,306380$57,86637$1,211,054420$127,92939$70,154
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$110,45592$128,326846$154,30941$40,0730$020$111,05013$72,077
APPLICATIONS DENIED122$121,680147$107,5581,660$155,376157$26,1978$1,188,50092$125,79334$44,265
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$125,737114$136,1491,169$151,95934$87,4412$889,00052$108,2318$85,125
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$106,25015$133,733366$161,0988$55,2500$013$141,8461$138,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 49 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED354$145,754411$158,1225$79,2000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$180,120121$160,1241$197,0001$65,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$138,75057$168,8770$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$167,93119$147,8951$78,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$147,5008$221,5000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Brown County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,19075.5 years
Mary1,01080.4 years
Robert76370.8 years
William76274.8 years
Joseph65977.1 years
Edward56277.3 years
James55168.5 years
Margaret49781.6 years
Helen47381.6 years
George45977.6 years
Most common last names in Brown County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson31775.8 years
Smith21875.2 years
Anderson17678.5 years
Miller16973.9 years
Hansen16179.5 years
Nelson15676.9 years
Smits11377.0 years
Olson10274.8 years
Peterson10276.7 years
Peters9973.8 years
Businesses in Brown County, WI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Kmart1
Ace Hardware2Kohl's2
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy3
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture3
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters1
Applebee's2Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's7Long John Silver's2
Ascend Collection1Marriott1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets14
AutoZone2Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's11
Baymont Inn1Men's Wearhouse2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Menards2
Best Western1Microtel1
Blockbuster1Motherhood Maternity1
Budget Car Rental1New Balance4
Buffalo Wild Wings1New York & Co1
Burger King6Nike18
CVS1Nissan1
Cambria1OfficeMax2
Carson Pirie Scott2Old Country Buffet1
Casual Male XL1Old Navy1
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless1
Clarion1Penske4
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut4
Curves3Plato's Closet1
DHL1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen6Quality1
Days Inn2Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry4Ramada1
Domino's Pizza3Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug2Sears3
FedEx15Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
Ford2Starbucks3
GNC3Subaru1
GameStop2Suburban1
Gap2Subway24
Goodwill3Super 82
Gymboree1Taco Bell7
H&R Block4Target2
Hardee's2Toyota1
Hilton2Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn2True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul10
Honda1U.S. Cellular4
Hot Topic1UPS22
Hyatt1Vans1
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless3
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens7
Jones New York5Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's2
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC2Wingate1
Kincaid1YMCA5

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