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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 (2015 population: 1,077)

Population per Square Mile: 48.00

Square Miles: 312.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)15,242810.2%6,484,192
Today (2015)14,977810.2%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*15,393800.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.7%65 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8712 -14,881
Net International Migration-187 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-276-0.0%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)624874.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,2698215.1%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,063827.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8978219.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,8527632.4%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,2727621.8%14.6%
Median Age48.1  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone68660.5%0.4%
Asian Alone55780.4%2.1%
Black Alone95800.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2820.0%0.1%
White14,5568197.2%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups201721.3%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic14,7448198.4%93.3%
Hispanic233801.6%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)5,92681100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8808314.8%19.4%
Married Without Children2,3297939.3%30.1%
Single Parents505798.5%9.9%
Living Alone1,4878025.1%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)8,53876100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)8,43376100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7928156.8%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$156,3009  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,1348313.4%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$65410  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 2,107820.2%1,108,151
Public2,107820.2%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)11,093800.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher87.7%35 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree21.2%20 23.6%

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 2014$39,59827100.1%39,578
Median Household Income in 201452,58224106.5%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201412.9%5184.9%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.6%4197.2%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201512880.1%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20151,249860.2%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20161,088810.2%504,539

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, 201497890.1%84,080
Births to Teens, 2014N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deaths, 2014135830.2%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,482790.2%3,265,761
Employed7,128790.2%3,109,217
Unemployed354810.2%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate4.74597.9%4.8
May 2016 Unemployment Rate3.86088.4%4.3

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,853100.0%$160,325100.0%$23,395
Wage and Salary3,22647.1%$85,72853.5%$26,574
Farm Proprietors1592.3%$1,7441.1%$10,969
Nonfarm Proprietors3,46850.6%$47,79729.8%$13,782
Farm1682.5%$2,1881.4%$13,024
Nonfarm6,68597.5%$158,13798.6%$23,655
Private5,79684.6%$121,76876.0%$21,009
  Accommodation, Food Serv.6669.7%$12,8418.0%$19,281
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2583.8%$1,9611.2%$7,601
  Construction71310.4%$19,41712.1%$27,233
  Health Care, Social Serv.4997.3%$18,70711.7%$37,489
  Information530.8%$7120.4%$13,434
  Manufacturing2864.2%$6,2163.9%$21,734
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3805.5%$12,7247.9%$33,484
  Retail Trade83612.2%$12,3667.7%$14,792
  Trans., Warehousing1642.4%$4,6992.9%$28,652
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,853*27.0%*$29,493*18.4%*$15,916*
Government88913.0%$36,36922.7%$40,910

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed48100.0%100.0%$9,189$3,737,044
Single-Family3981.3%68.4%$8,289$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family918.8%1.6%$899$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Nashville1,0777.2%
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