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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, 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 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 2015$41,4062098.7%41,940
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
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.55092.6%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,921100.0%$168,256100.0%$28,417
Wage and Salary3,27855.4%$89,16453.0%$27,201
Farm Proprietors1572.7%$2350.1%$1,497
Nonfarm Proprietors2,48642.0%$53,13331.6%$21,373
Farm1652.8%$6090.4%$3,691
Nonfarm5,75697.2%$167,64799.6%$29,126
Private4,86982.2%$131,69178.3%$27,047
  Accommodation, Food Serv.68211.5%$12,7017.5%$18,623
  Arts, Ent., Recreation2153.6%$1,2200.7%$5,674
  Construction5589.4%$18,99011.3%$34,032
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information470.8%$8440.5%$17,957
  Manufacturing2594.4%$7,6744.6%$29,629
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3505.9%$12,8787.7%$36,794
  Retail Trade68611.6%$14,8768.8%$21,685
  Trans., Warehousing1192.0%$9,9825.9%$83,882
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,329*22.4%*$29,040*17.3%*$21,851*
Government88715.0%$35,95621.4%$40,537

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 2016
Percent of County
Nashville1,0677.2%
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