Brown County, Wisconsin Population 2021

Brown County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 267,296 with a growth rate of 0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Brown County, Wisconsin is the 5th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 Population was 248,476 and has seen a growth of 7.57% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021267,2961,3770.52%
2020265,9191,3770.52%
2019264,5421,3770.52%
2018263,1651,4030.54%
2017261,7622,2480.87%
2016259,5141,6580.64%
2015257,8561,6540.65%
2014256,2021,9910.78%
2013254,2111,5290.61%
2012252,6822,2010.88%
2011250,4812,0050.81%
2010248,47653,88227.69%
1990194,59419,31411.02%
1980175,28017,03610.77%
1970158,24433,16226.51%
1960125,08226,76827.23%
195098,31415,20518.30%
194083,10912,86018.31%
193070,2498,36013.51%
192061,8897,79114.40%
191054,0987,73916.69%
190046,3597,19518.37%
189039,1645,08614.92%
188034,0788,91035.40%
187025,16813,373113.38%
186011,7955,58089.78%
18506,2154,108194.97%
18402,10775155.38%
18301,35640442.44%
18209520.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.52%
County Website
Founded
1818
County Seat
2010 Population
248,476
Growth Since 2010
7.57%
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Brown County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White222,05384.96%
Some Other Race9,1593.50%
Two or More Races8,8273.38%
Asian8,4653.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,4242.46%
Black or African American6,3862.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.02%
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Brown County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Brown County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid $2021

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Brown County, Wisconsin Median Age

37.4


Total

36.6


Male

38.1


Female

Brown County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 198,837 adults, (37,538 of whom are seniors) in Brown County, Wisconsin.

Brown County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Brown County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

131,750

50.41%

Male

129,618

49.59%

Brown County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Brown County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brown County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All64.8%35.2%
Male53.5%46.5%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Female36.6%63.4%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brown County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All105,2712.4164.8
Married52,1403.0785.5
Non Family38,0461.2445.4
Female10,0363.136.6
Male5,0493.153.5

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Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Brown County, Wisconsin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,8783.37%
9th to 12th Grade7,9094.53%
High School Graduate52,16229.87%
Some College33,93119.43%
Associates Degree21,84512.51%
Bachelors Degree37,01321.20%
Graduate Degree15,8889.10%
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Brown County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brown County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White150,459143,25448,213
Hispanic10,3055,847976
Asian4,7343,9542,135
Other Race4,5402,297266
Native American3,7113,254603
Black3,5322,921538
2+ Races2,4492,089477
Islander208

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.10%.

Brown County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,497$48,444$34,476
Less Than 9th Grade$28,227$31,896$22,690
High School Graduate$32,277$38,784$26,914
Some College$39,314$47,813$31,820
Bachelors Degree$51,136$62,476$44,030
Graduate Degree$65,768$87,196$58,093

$41,497

Average Earnings

$48,444

Average Male

$34,476

Average Female

Brown County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brown County, Wisconsin Language by Age

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Brown County, Wisconsin Language

89.24% of Brown County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 10.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.96% of the population.

Brown County, Wisconsin Language

Brown County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White205,96513,9916.79%
Hispanic22,0724,45920.20%
Other9,1222,63828.92%
Black5,3352,22641.72%
Multiple8,6922,14024.62%
Native6,0981,97132.32%
Asian8,4026998.32%
Islander371951.35%

9.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.67%

Male Poverty Rate

10.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brown County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brown County, Wisconsin is Islander, with 51.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brown County, Wisconsin is White, with 6.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.42%.

Brown County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.37%
High School10.06%
Some College7.98%
Bachelors or Greater2.85%

Brown County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.90%
Female Unemployed30.33%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed3.71%

Brown County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brown County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,340$80,768
Families$80,974$97,961
Married Families$92,970$110,974
Non Families$36,217$47,155
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Income by Household Type

Brown County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Brown County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

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Brown County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brown County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

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Brown County, Wisconsin Marital Status

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13,973

Number of Veterans

12,928

Male Veterans

1,045

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,054
Second Gulf War2,562
First Gulf War2,301
Korea1,136
World War II581

Brown County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,114
75+3,433
35 to 542,980
55 to 642,093
18 to 341,353

Brown County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13,1337.49%
Native American3808.70%
Hispanic2551.97%
Black1924.34%
2+ Races1393.91%
Other Race931.71%
Asian360.63%

Brown County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Brown County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brown County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

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69.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Brown County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

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Brown County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

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Brown County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.02%

Born in Brown County, Wisconsin

94.08%

Native Born

5.92%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

2.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.08% of Brown County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 75.02% having been born in Wisconsin. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brown County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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