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Brownstown, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Brownstown had a population of 715 as of July 1, 2018. Brownstown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownstown is located at latitude 38.9943 and longitude -88.9553 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brownstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Village of Brownstown (GNIS ID: 2397473) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Brownstown is located within Township of Otego, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Brownstown, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 715
Population in Households 715
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 926
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $45,245
Average Household Income $64,468
Per Capita Income $24,962


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $71,667
Average Home Value $101,563


Total Households 273
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 190
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 -0.72% -0.82%
Households -0.77% -0.82%
Families -0.62% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Brownstown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownstown to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 801 42nd
Population Density # 796 42nd
Diversity Index # 1147 16th
Median Household Income # 1040 24th
Per Capita Income # 941 31st

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