Brownton, Minnesota

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Brownton, Minnesota

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

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Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Brownton Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Brownton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Brownton, Minnesota

Comparing Brownton 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 6
Age of the Population 4 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 5 3

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Brownton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles W of Minnetonka, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLeod
Standard Zip Codes 55312
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.731
Longitude -94.361

Brownton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 35.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
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Brownton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 807 100%
Male 378 46.8%
Female 429 53.2%
Under 18 231 28.6%
18+ 576 71.4%
65+ 140 17.3%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.2
White 766 94.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 28 3.5%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 4.1%

Estimated Brownton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 792
Growth -15
Growth % -1.9%

Brownton 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 65.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
Norwegian 5.8%
Irish 3.8%
Swedish 3.4%
Polish 2.7%
English 2.3%
Czech 1.4%
Finnish 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
US/American 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
German Russian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brownton 807 $48,500
Buffalo Lake 768 $43,958
Gaylord 2,279 $45,750
Glencoe 5,453 $55,496
Hutchinson 13,080 $53,784
New Auburn 488 $41,538
Stewart 564 $42,222
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Brownton High Schools (2004)

335 3RD ST. S.
Serves 116 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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