Brown County IL Information


Brown County Subdivisions

Brown County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,977
Population in Households 4,867
Population in Familes 3,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,110
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 2,136
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,358
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,607 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 529 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $81,403
Average Home Value $96,609


Median Household Income $51,721
Average Household Income $57,757
Per Capita Income $18,563
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.11%
Households 0.33% 0.21%
Families 0.17% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Brown County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brown County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 93 10th
Population Density1 # 92 11th
Diversity Index2 # 17 84th
Median Household Income # 35 67th
Per Capita Income # 100 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.