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People

Total Population 777
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 308
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,938
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $579
Median House Value $54,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 16.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brownstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 62418
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.995
Longitude -88.952

Brownstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VANDALIA
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station EFFINGHAM
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station CARLYLE RESERVOIR
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brownstown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Confidence (62418)

Otego (62418)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altamont 2,399 $57,188
Farina 576 $51,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Brownstown High Schools

BROWNSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
421 S. COLLEGE AVE.
618-427-3839
Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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