State Demographics

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

31,450

Population
Growth Rate

0.08%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

16.700

Housing & Income

Households

13,125

Total Housing Units

14,337


Owner Occupied

10,667

Renter Occupied

2,458

Vacant

1,212

Median Home Value

$176,561


Average Home Value

$208,643

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.17%


Per Capita Income

1.97%

Income Projection

Median Household

$65,841 $72,651


Average Household

$78,303 $86,015


Per Capita

$32,800 $36,161

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,540

Total Employed

19,326

Workers 16+

16,408

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

62

Employed

3,412

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

131

Employed

2,718

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

39

Employed

1,628

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

186

Employed

1,443

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

111

Employed

1,433

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

72

Employed

1,374

Some
High School

850

Graduated
High School

7,232

Associates
Degree

2,760

Bachelor's
Degree

4,046

Graduate
Degree

1,256

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

12,653

Non-Resident Commuters

3,707

Drive Alone

13,472

Carpooled

955

Public

46

Work At Home

1,264