Brownstown, Illinois

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Brownstown, Illinois

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High Points

Brownstown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Brownstown Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Brownstown Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Brownstown Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Brownstown, Illinois

Comparing Brownstown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 3
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Brownstown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 705 100%
Male 295 41.8%
Female 410 58.2%
Under 18 178 25.2%
18+ 527 74.8%
65+ 116 16.5%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 691 98%
African-American 4 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Brownstown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 708
Growth 3
Growth % 0.4%

Brownstown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.9%
US/American 25.5%
English 16%
Irish 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Italian 3.2%
Scottish 2.2%
Dutch 2.2%
European 1.9%
Slovak 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.6%
Brazilian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brownstown 705 $33,750
Altamont 2,283 $37,837
Farina 558 $41,875
Ramsey 1,056 $36,354
St. Elmo 1,456 $36,544
St. Peter 386 $42,321
Vandalia 6,975 $39,762
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Brownstown High Schools (2004)

Serves 137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

Brownstown Colleges

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