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Brownstown, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Brownstown had a population of 3,065 as of July 1, 2017. Brownstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownstown is located at latitude 38.8789 and longitude -86.0463 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brownstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Town of Brownstown (GNIS ID: 2396612) 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 Town of Brownstown is located within Township of Brownstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson 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, 2017.

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Brownstown, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,065
Daytime Population: Workers 1,298
Daytime Population: Residents 1,737
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 2,875
Population in Familes 2,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 1,919
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,636
Average Household Income $58,641
Per Capita Income $22,920


Total Housing Units 1,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $139,437
Average Home Value $195,934


Total Households 1,219
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 834
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 0.45% 0.52%
Households 0.32% 0.44%
Families 0.7% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Brownstown, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownstown to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 172 75th
Population Density # 143 79th
Diversity Index # 407 40th
Median Household Income # 421 38th
Per Capita Income # 413 39th

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