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Brown County, South Dakota

25 Market St Suite 1
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 626-7110
Fax: (605) 626-4010
www.brown.sd.us

On the northeastern border of SD; created Feb 22, 1879 (prior to statehood) from Beadle County. Name Origin: For Alfred Brown (1836-?), member of the Dakota Territory legislature instrumental in consolidating the then existing counties, which earned him the nickname "Consolidation Brown."

Area (sq mi):: 1731.21 (land 1713.07; water 18.14) Population per square mile: 20.30
Population 2005: 34,706 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 35,460 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,464; median household $35,017; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,927-$33,540
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 12.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Aberdeen County seat (24,196)

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    Brown County, Nebraska

    148 W 4th St
    Ainsworth, NE 69210
    Phone: (402) 387-2705
    Fax: (402) 387-0918
    www.co.brown.ne.us

    In north-central NE; organized Feb 19, 1883 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: Possibly for two state legislators named Brown who sponsored the bill for organization of the county

    Area (sq mi):: 1225.08 (land 1221.28; water 3.80) Population per square mile: 2.70
    Population 2005: 3,328 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.60%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 3,525 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 43.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,924; median household $28,356; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,120-$24,899
    Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 13.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Brown County, Texas

    200 S Broadway
    Brownwood, TX 76801
    Phone: (325) 643-2594

    In central TX, southeast of Abilene; organized Aug 27, 1856 from Caldwell County. Name Origin: For Henry Stevenson Brown (1793-1834), Republic of TX soldier and delegate to the TX convention (1832-33)

    Area (sq mi):: 956.94 (land 943.85; water 13.08) Population per square mile: 41.00
    Population 2005: 38,664 State rank: 75 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 9.60% Population 2000: 37,674 (White 79.00%; Black or African American 4.00%; Hispanic or Latino 15.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 8.30%). Foreign born: 3.10%. Median age: 37.20
    Income 2000: per capita $15,624; median household $30,974; Population below poverty level: 17.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,305-$21,376
    Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Brownwood County seat (19,467)

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    Brown County, Ohio

    800 Mount Orab Pike Suite 101
    Georgetown, OH 45121
    Phone: (937) 378-3956
    Fax: (937) 378-6324
    www.county.brown.oh.us

    On the southwestern border of OH, east of Cincinnati; organized Mar 1, 1818 from Adams and Clermont counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828), an officer in the War of 1812 and commander of the U.S. Army (1821-28)

    Area (sq mi):: 495.22 (land 491.76; water 3.46) Population per square mile: 90.30
    Population 2005: 44,398 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 5.00%; 1990-2000 20.90% Population 2000: 42,285 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.40
    Income 2000: per capita $17,100; median household $38,303; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,940-$23,740
    Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 35.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 63.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Brown County, Wisconsin

    305 E Walnut
    Green Bay, WI 54301
    Phone: (920) 448-4016
    Fax: (920) 448-4498
    www.co.brown.wi.us

    In central-eastern WI, at southern end of Green Bay; organized Oct 26, 1818 (prior to statehood) from a territorial county; annexed part of Shawano and Oconto counties in 1919. Name Origin: For Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828), an officer in the War of 1812 and commander of the U.S. Army (1821-28)

    Area (sq mi):: 615.42 (land 528.68; water 86.75) Population per square mile: 452.00
    Population 2005: 238,987 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 16.50% Population 2000: 226,778 (White 89.60%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.80%; Asian 2.20%; Other 5.50%). Foreign born: 3.90%. Median age: 34.20
    Income 2000: per capita $21,784; median household $46,447; Population below poverty level: 6.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,812-$32,076
    Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Green Bay County seat (101,100)
  • De Pere (22,875)
  • Ashwaubenon (17,050)
  • Howard (15,774)
  • Allouez (15,043)
  • Bellevue (14,386)

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    Brown County, Kansas

    601 Oregon St
    Hiawatha, KS 66434
    Phone: (785) 742-2581
    Fax: (785) 742-7705
    www.brown.kansasgov.com

    On the northeastern border of KS, west of Saint Joseph; original county; organized Aug 30, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For either Orville H. Browne, a member of the 1855 KS territorial legislature, or for Albert Gallatin Browne (1813-80), governor of MS (1844-48). The e was dropped in 1857 when the county was named.

    Area (sq mi):: 572.20 (land 570.67; water 1.52) Population per square mile: 17.90
    Population 2005: 10,239 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.50%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 10,724 (White 86.10%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 11.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 39.80
    Income 2000: per capita $15,163; median household $31,971; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,401-$24,429
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 17.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Brown County, Illinois

    200 Court St Rm 4
    Mount Sterling, IL 62353
    Phone: (217) 773-3421
    Fax: (217) 773-2233

    In west-central IL east of Quincy; organized Feb 1, 1839 from Schuyler County. Name Origin: For Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828), an officer in the War of 1812 and commander of the U.S. Army (1821-28)

    Area (sq mi):: 307.24 (land 305.65; water 1.59) Population per square mile: 22.40
    Population 2005: 6,835 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 6,950 (White 77.20%; Black or African American 18.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 35.20
    Income 2000: per capita $14,629; median household $35,445; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,187-$18,127
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Brown County, Indiana

    PO Box 85
    Nashville, IN 47448
    Phone: (812) 988-5510
    Fax: (812) 988-5562
    www.browncounty.org

    In central IN, west of Columbus; organized Feb 4, 1836 from Monroe, Jackson, and Bartholomew counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828), an officer in the War of 1812 and commander of the U.S. Army (1821-28)

    Area (sq mi):: 316.62 (land 312.26; water 4.36) Population per square mile: 48.50
    Population 2005: 15,154 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 6.20% Population 2000: 14,957 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 40.80
    Income 2000: per capita $20,548; median household $43,708; Population below poverty level: 8.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,942-$28,068
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 34.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Brown County, Minnesota

    14 S State St PO Box 248
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    Phone: (507) 233-6600
    Fax: (507) 359-1430
    www.co.brown.mn.us

    In south-central MN, west of Mankato; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood) from Nicollet County. Name Origin: For Joseph Renshaw Brown (1805-70), a trader with the Sioux Indians, publisher, and MN legislator

    Area (sq mi):: 618.60 (land 610.86; water 7.74) Population per square mile: 43.40
    Population 2005: 26,534 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 -0.30% Population 2000: 26,911 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.40
    Income 2000: per capita $19,535; median household $39,800; Population below poverty level: 6.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,597-$28,072
    Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 14.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • New Ulm County seat (13,705)

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