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Overview

Introduction to Brownsburg, Indiana

Brownsburg, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 13 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Indianapolis metropolitan area with.

Brownsburg History

James B. Brown was the first settler in this area, and the town was named after him. He arrived here in 1824 when the are was just a dense, unbroken stretch of wilderness. Four years later, Brown Township had its first log schoolhouse. In 1863, it was divided into Brown Township and Lincoln Township. The area had its first post office in 1836 and the first election here was held in 1848.

Brownsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Eagle Creek Park
  • Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Arbuckle Acres
  • Williams Park
  • Bulldog Aquatic Center
  • Vic Overman Sportsfield Park

Things To Do In Brownsburg

The Town of Brownsburg provides opportunities for a diverse range of activities. The Parks and Recreations Department maintains several parks with varied facilities around the city, and also organizes special programs and events throughout the year. The Brownsburg Community Recreation Center has an aerobics room, gymnasiums, a fitness room and meeting rooms.

Brownsburg Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is a short drive away.

Brownsburg Higher Education

Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are all in the area.

People

Total Population 23,484
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 12,418
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 60%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,599
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $930
Median House Value $144,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.2%
Irish 15.1%

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

Brownsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hendricks
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46112
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.843
Longitude -86.397

Brownsburg 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 WHITESTOWN
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station CRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Station FRANKFORT DISPOSAL PLANT
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 15,145 $97,117
Clermont 1,352 $59,519
Lizton 519 $60,682
Pittsboro 3,116 $86,054
Plainfield 29,710 $69,350
Speedway 12,100 $48,391

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

Brownsburg Public Libraries

Library
Brownsburg Pl
450 S JEFFERSON ST
Brownsburg, Indiana
(317) 852-3167
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Brownsburg High Schools

BROWNSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
1000 S ODELL ST
317-852-2258
Serves 1,698 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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