Brown County IL Information


Brown County Subdivisions

Brown County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,854
Daytime Population: Workers 4,064
Daytime Population: Residents 2,398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,462
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 4,744
Population in Familes 3,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,110
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $44,889
Average Household Income $58,067
Per Capita Income $20,268


Total Housing Units 2,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,559 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 520 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $91,940
Average Home Value $121,921


Total Households 2,079
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,317
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.26%
Households -0.13% -0.31%
Families -0.3% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.4%


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, 2017 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 Density # 92 11th
Diversity Index # 17 84th
Median Household Income # 78 25th
Per Capita Income # 101 2nd

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