Browns Valley, Minnesota

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Browns Valley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Browns Valley Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Browns Valley Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Browns Valley, Minnesota

Comparing Browns Valley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 4
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 3
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Housing Recently Built 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 5
Low Property Crime 4 6

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Browns Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles S of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Traverse
Standard Zip Codes 56219
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.595
Longitude -96.833

Browns Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.9 inches
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Browns Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 690 100%
Male 320 46.4%
Female 370 53.6%
Under 18 169 24.5%
18+ 521 75.5%
65+ 214 31%
Median Age 45.2
Average Family Size 3.02
White 570 82.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 109 15.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.7%

Estimated Browns Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 631
Growth -59
Growth % -8.6%

Browns Valley 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 39%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
Norwegian 15.2%
Polish 6.9%
US/American 4.8%
Irish 3.5%
Danish 2.1%
English 2.1%
Dutch 1.9%
Swedish 1%
Scottish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Iraqi 0.3%
European 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Browns Valley 690 $30,208
Beardsley 262 $33,929
Clinton 453 $37,273
Dumont 122 $36,250
Graceville 605 $35,385
Wheaton 1,619 $41,827

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Browns Valley High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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