Brown County REA is owned by its 3,300 members. Service is provided to the rural Brown County and parts of Nicollet, Sibley, Blue Earth and Redwood counties. Members established this cooperative in 1937.

Brown County REA strives to give its members good service by delivering reliable electric energy at the lowest possible cost. Member-owners control the direction of the cooperative through an elected Board of Directors.

Brown County Rural Electric Association

Population

Total Population

32,204

Population
Growth Rate

0.35%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

16.200

Housing & Income

Households

13,374

Total Housing Units

14,315


Owner Occupied

10,501

Renter Occupied

2,873

Vacant

941

Median Home Value

$158,695


Average Home Value

$188,972

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.41%


Per Capita Income

2.43%

Income Projection

Median Household

$58,781 $64,500


Average Household

$74,667 $84,043


Per Capita

$31,117 $35,088

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,558

Total Employed

19,748

Workers 16+

16,272

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

99

Employed

424

Mining

Businesses

2

Employed

28

Utilities

Businesses

5

Employed

109

Construction

Businesses

113

Employed

520

Manufacturing

Businesses

59

Employed

2,990

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

62

Employed

928

Some
High School

899

Graduated
High School

7,768

Associates
Degree

2,813

Bachelor's
Degree

3,580

Graduate
Degree

1,357

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

12,515

Non-Resident Commuters

3,695

Drive Alone

12,928

Carpooled

1,180

Public

63

Work At Home

1,170