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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 (2018 population: 1,110)

Population per Square Mile: 48.37

Square Miles: 312.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,244810.2%6,484,192
Today (2019)15,092810.2%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*14,812800.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.0%45 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9863 3,997
Net International Migration-388 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3681-0.2%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)579873.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,1538214.1%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)975826.4%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,9948219.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,8657631.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)3,6687524.1%15.8%
Median Age49.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone100580.7%0.4%
Asian Alone69760.5%2.5%
Black Alone107770.7%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3820.0%0.1%
White14,7438096.8%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups212741.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,9768098.3%92.9%
Hispanic258831.7%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)6,09381100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9198315.1%18.6%
Married Without Children2,7667145.4%29.9%
Single Parents378846.2%9.5%
Living Alone1,2958521.3%28.5%

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

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)8,74375100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)8,63876100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0917758.9%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$186,0003  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,0028511.6%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$68012  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 1,904830.2%1,117,590
Public1,904830.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)11,289790.3%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher91.2%14 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree27.4%15 25.9%

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$46,7851899.2%47,149
Median Household Income in 201860,94419109.4%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201810.1%6477.7%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.3%4693.1%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201811850.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018921850.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019998820.2%514,915

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

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017120860.1%82,170
Births to Teens, 2017N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deaths, 2017162810.2%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,659790.2%3,381,609
Employed7,416790.2%3,263,751
Unemployed243820.2%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate3.25591.4%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.34597.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,613100.0%$171,607100.0%$30,573
Wage and Salary3,18756.8%$93,40854.4%$29,309
Farm Proprietors1532.7%$1,1860.7%$7,752
Nonfarm Proprietors2,27340.5%$51,30729.9%$22,572
Farm1642.9%$1,6611.0%$10,128
Nonfarm5,44997.1%$169,94699.0%$31,188
Private4,66683.1%$134,35078.3%$28,793
  Accommodation, Food Serv.64711.5%$15,4089.0%$23,815
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2354.2%$1,8801.1%$8,000
  Construction5018.9%$21,76012.7%$43,433
  Health Care, Social Serv.4528.1%$16,5259.6%$36,560
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing3576.4%$11,1276.5%$31,168
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3105.5%$12,5267.3%$40,406
  Retail Trade60510.8%$14,6938.6%$24,286
  Trans., Warehousing1542.7%$4,4042.6%$28,597
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)889*15.8%*$24,649*14.4%*$27,727*
Government78313.9%$35,59620.7%$45,461

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed84100.0%100.0%$21,718$4,879,857
Single-Family84100.0%76.4%$21,718$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Nashville1,1107.4%
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