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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Brown County Rural Electric Association32,56931,16832,20432,710

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-41,8951,7771,799
5-91,8981,8401,840
10-141,8961,9101,978
15-192,1021,8802,062
20-241,8271,9431,802
25-291,7251,8241,562
30-341,6091,7051,819
35-391,5071,8421,742
40-441,7801,5951,918
45-492,3991,7761,700
50-542,6742,1371,867
55-592,2752,6032,123
60-641,8582,4812,587
65-691,4232,0142,380
70-741,1401,6211,913
75-791,1121,1901,480
80-84950891991
85+1,1001,1771,149
18+24,21725,58725,872
Median Age434445

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Brown County Rural Electric Association2019
Total32,204.000
White Alone95.940
Black Alone0.560
American Indian Alone0.140
Asian Alone0.720
Pacific Islander Alone0.010
Some Other Race1.430
Two or More Races1.210
Hispanic Origin4.710
Diversity Index16.200

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Brown County Rural Electric Association2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households12,66312,87213,37413,610
Housing Units13,30813,76414,31514,571
Owner Occupied Units10,50110,654
Renter Occupied Units2,8732,956
Vacant Units941961

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Brown County Rural Electric Association20192024
Median Home Value$158,695$179,966
Average Home Value$188,972$216,455
<$50,000644581
$50,000 - $99,9991,9561,647
$100,000 - $149,9992,2901,953
$150,000 - $199,9992,0731,913
$200,000 - $249,9991,3371,341
$250,000 - $299,9999781,258
$300,000 - $399,9997571,193
$400,000 - $499,999213352
$500,000 - $749,999138273
$1,000,000 +5864

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later239
2000-20091,008
1990-19991,237
1980-19891,021
1970-19792,068
1960-19691,539
1950-19591,449
1940-1949771
1939 or Before4,518

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Brown County Rural Electric Association20192024
Median Household$58,781$64,500
Average Household$74,667$84,043
Per Capita$31,117$35,088

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Brown County Rural Electric Association2019
<$15,0001,086
$15,000 - $24,9991,200
$25,000 - $34,9991,397
$35,000 - $49,9991,643
$50,000 - $74,9992,989
$75,000 - $99,9992,304
$100,000 - $149,9991,784
$150,000 - $199,999485
$200,000+486

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+16,272
In-County Residents12,515
Out-of-County Residents3,695
Drive Alone12,928
Carpooled1,180
Public Transport63
Work at Home1,170
Less than 5 minutes1,485
5-9 minutes4,095
10-14 minutes3,194
15-19 minutes1,905
20-24 minutes1,431
25-29 minutes694
30-34 minutes838
35-39 minutes209
40-44 minutes365
45-59 minutes413
60-89 minutes253
90+ minutes220
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees19,748
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt424
Mining28
Utilities109
Construction520
Manufacturing2,990
Wholesale Trade928
  
Retail Trade1,840
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers328
Furn & Home Furnish Str29
Electronics & Appl Store35
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip290
Food & Beverage Stores568
Health/Pers Care Stores90
Gasoline Stations59
Clothing/Accessory Store40
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music38
General Merchandise Str258
Misc Store Retailers102
Nonstore Retailers2
  
Transportation/Warehouse1,027
Information330
  
Finance & Insurance607
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn340
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv156
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other112
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing136
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv1,746
Legal Services152
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises118
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt328
Educational Services1,580
HealthCare/Social Assist2,285
Arts/Entertainment/Rec515
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs1,374
Accommodation171
Food Srv/Drinking Places1,203
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin1,273
Auto Repair/Maintenance169
Public Administration Emp1,491

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Brown County Rural Electric Association2019
Some High School899
Graduated High School7,768
Associates Degree2,813
Bachelor's Degree3,580
Graduate Degree1,357

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses1,558
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus99
Mining Bus2
Utilities Bus5
Construction Bus113
Manufacturing Bus59
Wholesale Trade Bus62
  
Retail Trade Bus186
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus36
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus8
Electronics & Appl Store Bus7
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus26
Food & Beverage Stores Bus25
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus16
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus10
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus11
General Merchandise Str Bus8
Misc Store Retailers Bus31
Nonstore Retailers Bus3
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus60
Information Bus39
  
Finance & Insurance Bus92
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus19
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus31
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus42
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus46
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus78
Legal Services Bus18
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus5
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus44
Educational Services Bus40
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus102
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus45
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus71
Accommodation Bus12
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus60
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus252
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus53
Public Administration Bus110

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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