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Brown County, Indiana

Formed in 1836 and named for General Jacob Brown of the War of 1812

County Seat: Nashville

Largest City: Nashville (2009 population: 769)

Population per Square Mile: 46.58

Square Miles: 312.30

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Population over Time

Number

Rank in State

Percent of State

Indiana

Yesterday (2000)

14,957

81

0.2%

6,080,485

Today (2009)

14,548

81

0.2%

6,417,276

Tomorrow (2015 projection)

15,307

81

0.2%

6,581,875

Percent Change 2000 to Today

-2.7%

70

 

5.5%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center





















Population Estimates by Age, 2009

Number

Rank in State

Pct Dist.
in County

Pct Dist.
in State

Preschool (0 to 4)

551

89

3.8%

6.9%

School Age (5 to 17)

2,255

83

15.5%

17.8%

College Age (18 to 24)

1,016

84

7.0%

10.0%

Young Adult (25 to 44)

3,286

82

22.6%

26.3%

Older Adult (45 to 64)

5,098

76

35.0%

26.0%

Seniors (65 and older)

2,342

81

16.1%

12.9%

Median Age

45.7

 

 

Median Age = 36.8

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2009

Number

Rank of

Pct Dist.
in County

Pct Dist.
in State

American Indian or Alaska Native Alone

42

77

0.3%

0.3%

Asian Alone

34

78

0.2%

1.5%

Black Alone

126

72

0.9%

9.2%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone

2

75

0.0%

0.1%

White

14,211

81

97.7%

87.8%

Two or More Race Groups

133

78

0.9%

1.2%

Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic

14,351

81

98.6%

94.5%

Hispanic

197

80

1.4%

5.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household Types

Number

Rank in State

Pct Dist.
in County

Pct Dist.
in State

Households in 2009 (Includes detail not shown below)

6,023

81

100.0%

100.0%

Married With Children

1,189

82

19.7%

21.2%

Married Without Children

2,612

73

43.4%

29.8%

Single Parents

395

85

6.6%

9.8%

Living Alone

1,419

82

23.6%

27.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009 5 year estimates.

Housing

Number

Rank in State

Pct Dist.
in County

Pct Dist.
in State

Total Housing Units in 2009 (estimate)

8,192

76

100.0%

100.0%

Total Housing Units in 2009 (includes vacant units)

7,964

76

100.0%

100.0%

Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)

5,064

81

63.6%

63.6%

Median Value (2009)

$158,900

3

 

 

Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)

959

85

12.0%

25.3%

Median Rent (2009)

$588

9

 

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009 5 year estimates.

Education

Number

Rank in State

Percent of State

Indiana

School Enrollment (2010/2011 Total Reported)

2,102

83

0.2%

1,122,909

Public

2,102

83

0.2%

1,046,556

Adults (25+ in 2009 ACS)

10,794

81

0.3%

4,118,786

with High School diploma or higher

87.5%

22

 

85.7%

with B.A. or higher degree

21.3%

16

 

21.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009 5 year estimates.

Income and Poverty

Number

Rank in State

Percent of State

Indiana

Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2008

$37,247

13

107.8%

34,543

Median Household Income in 2009

48,388

22

106.5%

$45,427

Poverty Rate in 2009

12.5%

54

86.8%

14.4%

Poverty Rate among Children under 18

18.6%

51

93.5%

19.9%

Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2010

35

85

0.1%

30,864

Food Stamp Recipients in 2010

1,577

83

0.2%

829,907

Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2009

874

83

0.2%

436,945

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital Statistics, 2007

Number

Rank of

Percent of State

Indiana

Births

137

86

0.2%

89,719

Births to Teens

10

90

0.1%

10,040

Deaths

110

85

0.2%

53,882

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2009

Number

Rank in State

Percent of State

Indiana

Total Resident Labor Force

7,516

80

0.2%

3,183,997

Employed

6,794

80

0.2%

2,851,776

Unemployed

722

83

0.2%

332,221

Annual Unemployment Rate

9.6

63

92.3%

10.4

February 2011 Unemployment Rate

11.8

55

125.5%

9.4

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2008

Employment

Pct Dist.
in County

Earnings ($000)

Pct Dist.
In County

Avg. Earnings Per Job

Total by place of work

7,403

100.0%

$154,219

100.0%

$20,832

Wage and Salary

3,378

45.6%

$82,076

53.2%

$24,297

Farm Proprietors

148

2.0%

$619

0.4%

$4,182

Nonfarm Proprietors

3,877

52.4%

$50,180

32.5%

$12,943

Farm

155

2.1%

$957

0.6%

$6,174

Nonfarm

7,248

97.9%

$153,262

99.4%

$21,145

Private

6,345

85.7%

$118,693

77.0%

$18,707

Accommodation, Food Serv.

807

10.9%

$12,951

8.4%

$16,048

Arts, Ent., Recreation

251

3.4%

$818

0.5%

$3,259

Construction

Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Health Care, Social Serv.

Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Information

57

0.8%

$1,952

1.3%

$34,246

Manufacturing

351

4.7%

$10,573

6.9%

$30,123

Professional, Tech. Serv.

Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Retail Trade

872

11.8%

$11,895

7.7%

$13,641

Trans., Warehousing

212

2.9%

$6,121

4.0%

$28,873

Wholesale Trade

Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Other Private (not above)

1,940*

26.2%*

$29,860*

19.4%*

$15,392*

Government

903

12.2%

$34,569

22.4%

$38,282

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2009

Units

Pct Dist.
in County

Pct Dist.
in State

Cost ($000)

State Cost ($000)

Total Permits Filed

166

100.0%

100.0%

$34,161

$1,932,539

Single-Family

166

100.0%

77.0%

$34,161

$1,704,509

2-Family

0

0.0%

2.0%

0

$23,094

3- and 4-Family

0

0.0%

1.0%

$0

$10,171

5+ Family

0

0.0%

20.0%

$0

$194,765

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Brown County

Name

Population
in 2009

Percent of County

Nashville

769

5.3%


This information is available online at http://www.stats.indiana.edu/profiles/profiles.asp?scope_choice=a&county_changer=18013&button1=Get+Profile&id=2&page_path=Area+Profiles&path_id=11&panel_number=1

STATS Indiana is the statistical data utility for the State of Indiana, developed and maintained since 1985 by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Support is or has been provided by the State of Indiana and the Lilly Endowment, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Indiana University.

 
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