Brownton, Minnesota

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Brownton, Minnesota
City
Location of Browntonwithin McLeod County, Minnesota
Location of Brownton
within McLeod County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°43′54″N 94°21′2″W / 44.73167°N 94.35056°W / 44.73167; -94.35056
Country United States
State Minnesota
County McLeod
Area[1]
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 762
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 746
 • Density 2,005.3/sq mi (774.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55312
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-08254[4]
GNIS feature ID 0640549[5]

Brownton is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 762 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Brownton was platted in 1877, and named for Alonzo L. Brown, the original owner of the town site.[7] A post office has been in operation at Brownton since 1878.[8] Brownton was incorporated in 1886.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.[1]

U.S. Highway 212 and Minnesota State Highway 15 are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 75
1890 384 412.0%
1900 454 18.2%
1910 509 12.1%
1920 540 6.1%
1930 632 17.0%
1940 723 14.4%
1950 696 −3.7%
1960 698 0.3%
1970 688 −1.4%
1980 697 1.3%
1990 781 12.1%
2000 807 3.3%
2010 762 −5.6%
Est. 2014 739 [9] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 762 people, 314 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,005.3 inhabitants per square mile (774.3/km2). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 918.4 per square mile (354.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 314 households of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 807 people, 313 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,139.1 people per square mile (820.0/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 911.8 per square mile (349.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.92% White, 0.99% Asian, 3.47% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,932, and the median income for a family was $48,500. Males had a median income of $32,292 versus $23,177 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,290. About 5.2% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 317. 
  8. ^ "McLeod County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

Coordinates: 44°43′55″N 94°21′01″W / 44.73194°N 94.35028°W / 44.73194; -94.35028