Brownsdale, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Top 8% Brownsdale Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Brownsdale, Minnesota

Comparing Brownsdale 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Housing Recently Built 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Brownsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Mower
Standard Zip Codes 55918
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.74
Longitude -92.869

Brownsdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
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Brownsdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 718 100%
Male 364 50.7%
Female 354 49.3%
Under 18 189 26.3%
18+ 529 73.7%
65+ 129 18%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.97
White 685 95.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 25 3.5%
Mixed Race 8 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 3.5%

Estimated Brownsdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 713
Growth -5
Growth % -0.7%

Brownsdale 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 44.4%
Norwegian 19.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Swedish 4%
Irish 3.4%
English 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
US/American 2.4%
Czech 2.3%
Dutch 1.8%
Arab/Arabic 1.6%
Danish 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.4%
Polish 0.8%
Belgian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Croatian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Red Rock (55918)

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)
Brownsdale 718 $43,864
Austin 23,314 $42,691
Blooming Prairie 1,933 $51,118
Dexter 333 $41,250
Elkton 149 $43,125
Rose Creek 354 $50,750
Waltham 196 $35,625

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