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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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    The Village of Hobart, Brown County, Wisconsin serves approximately 7,610 residents.
    announced today that its special meeting of shareholders to approve the merger of ShopKo with an affiliate of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison, Incorporated will proceed as scheduled on September 14, 2005 after the Circuit Court for Brown County, Wisconsin denied a motion by the plaintiffs to preliminarily enjoin the special meeting of shareholders in the In Re ShopKo Stores, Inc.
    More than 20,000 cedar, maple, ash, dogwood, and wild plum, among other species, will be planted at the 75-acre Fonferek's Glen County Park in Brown County, Wisconsin.