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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 (2016 population: 1,067)

Population per Square Mile: 47.79

Square Miles: 312.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,245810.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)14,912810.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,393800.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.2%65 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1619 -12,135
Net International Migration-187 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4084-0.2%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)581893.9%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,1978214.7%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,023826.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8848219.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,8947632.8%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3337622.4%14.9%
Median Age48.6  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone78620.5%0.4%
Asian Alone61750.4%2.2%
Black Alone90770.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2820.0%0.1%
White14,4688197.0%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups213731.4%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,6658198.3%93.2%
Hispanic247801.7%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)6,09580100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9338215.3%19.2%
Married Without Children2,3847639.1%30.0%
Single Parents520778.5%9.8%
Living Alone1,5368025.2%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)8,57376100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)8,19076100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,8428059.1%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$162,3005  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,2538215.3%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$64910  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,001830.2%1,110,866
Public2,001830.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)11,036800.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher89.8%16 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree22.3%18 24.1%

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 2016$42,5541798.7%43,097
Median Household Income in 201553,80124106.5%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201511.4%5879.2%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.9%4097.5%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201613830.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,132850.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,055810.2%495,330

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, 2015120870.1%84,008
Births to Teens, 20155860.1%5,876
Deaths, 2015167810.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,610790.2%3,326,893
Employed7,307790.2%3,179,806
Unemployed303820.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06390.9%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.1191.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,858100.0%$169,946100.0%$29,011
Wage and Salary3,29356.2%$93,47155.0%$28,385
Farm Proprietors1572.7%$4080.2%$2,599
Nonfarm Proprietors2,40841.1%$48,50828.5%$20,145
Farm1652.8%$7700.5%$4,667
Nonfarm5,69397.2%$169,17699.5%$29,716
Private4,80482.0%$131,38677.3%$27,349
  Accommodation, Food Serv.67311.5%$13,9538.2%$20,733
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2324.0%$1,9891.2%$8,573
  Construction5168.8%$19,45411.4%$37,702
  Health Care, Social Serv.4868.3%$21,27312.5%$43,772
  Information270.5%$8570.5%$31,741
  Manufacturing3035.2%$8,7095.1%$28,743
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3395.8%$12,5747.4%$37,091
  Retail Trade64110.9%$15,2549.0%$23,797
  Trans., Warehousing1332.3%$4,5612.7%$34,293
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)983*16.8%*$22,813*13.4%*$23,208*
Government88915.2%$37,79022.2%$42,508

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed45100.0%100.0%$11,412$3,875,847
Single-Family45100.0%75.2%$11,412$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Nashville1,0677.2%
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