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

31,296

Population
Growth Rate

0.06%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

14.600

Housing & Income

Households

13,008

Total Housing Units

13,993


Owner Occupied

10,240

Render Occupied

2,768

Vacant

985

Median Home Value

$139,221


Average Home Value

$169,915

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.15%


Per Capita Income

3.48%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,801 $61,189


Average Household

$71,249 $84,476


Per Capita

$30,091 $35,704

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,637

Total Employed

19,100

Workers 16+

16,380

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

122

Employed

493

Mining

Businesses

2

Employed

27

Utilities

Businesses

3

Employed

81

Construction

Businesses

106

Employed

581

Manufacturing

Businesses

65

Employed

1,701

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

63

Employed

1,721

Some
High School

1,019

Graduated
High School

7,580

Associates
Degree

2,477

Bachelor's
Degree

3,502

Graduate
Degree

1,400

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

12,728

Non-Resident Commuters

3,580

Drive Alone

12,747

Carpooled

1,310

Public

75

Work At Home

1,237