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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Brown County Rural Electric Association32,56931,16831,45031,789

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-41,8951,6951,710
5-91,8981,7471,766
10-141,8961,8481,849
15-192,1021,8101,990
20-241,8271,8701,737
25-291,7251,7671,494
30-341,6091,6721,787
35-391,5071,8161,675
40-441,7801,5901,866
45-492,3991,6321,713
50-542,6741,9531,696
55-592,2752,4651,967
60-641,8582,4912,397
65-691,4232,0612,407
70-741,1401,6991,953
75-791,1121,2531,579
80-849509091,044
85+1,1001,1731,159
18+24,21725,11625,296
Median Age434545

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Brown County Rural Electric Association2021
Total31,450.000
White Alone95.820
Black Alone0.630
American Indian Alone0.150
Asian Alone0.810
Pacific Islander Alone0.010
Some Other Race1.500
Two or More Races1.070
Hispanic Origin4.880
Diversity Index16.700

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households12,66312,87213,12513,315
Housing Units13,30813,76414,33714,572
Owner Occupied Units10,66710,946
Renter Occupied Units2,4582,369
Vacant Units1,2121,257

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Brown County Rural Electric Association20212026
Median Home Value$176,561$223,924
Average Home Value$208,643$251,549
<$50,000599378
$50,000 - $99,9991,436815
$100,000 - $149,9992,1161,357
$150,000 - $199,9992,2262,078
$200,000 - $249,9991,4291,765
$250,000 - $299,9991,1701,788
$300,000 - $399,9991,0591,819
$400,000 - $499,999351565
$500,000 - $749,999169238
$1,000,000 +5169

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later265
2000-20091,044
1990-19991,150
1980-19891,159
1970-19792,005
1960-19691,411
1950-19591,624
1940-1949787
1939 or Before4,381

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Brown County Rural Electric Association20212026
Median Household$65,841$72,651
Average Household$78,303$86,015
Per Capita$32,800$36,161

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Brown County Rural Electric Association2021
<$15,000692
$15,000 - $24,9991,022
$25,000 - $34,9991,241
$35,000 - $49,9991,703
$50,000 - $74,9992,650
$75,000 - $99,9992,544
$100,000 - $149,9992,312
$150,000 - $199,999538
$200,000+423

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+16,408
In-County Residents12,653
Out-of-County Residents3,707
Drive Alone13,472
Carpooled955
Public Transport46
Work at Home1,264
Less than 5 minutes1,223
5-9 minutes4,387
10-14 minutes2,942
15-19 minutes1,931
20-24 minutes1,484
25-29 minutes625
30-34 minutes917
35-39 minutes174
40-44 minutes449
45-59 minutes440
60-89 minutes344
90+ minutes230
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees19,326
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt360
Mining17
Utilities41
Construction491
Manufacturing3,412
Wholesale Trade858
  
Retail Trade1,443
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers302
Furn & Home Furnish Str28
Electronics & Appl Store34
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip154
Food & Beverage Stores325
Health/Pers Care Stores94
Gasoline Stations48
Clothing/Accessory Store35
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music65
General Merchandise Str256
Misc Store Retailers101
Nonstore Retailers2
  
Transportation/Warehouse972
Information307
  
Finance & Insurance681
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn383
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv176
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other122
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing129
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv836
Legal Services108
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises99
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt420
Educational Services1,628
HealthCare/Social Assist2,718
Arts/Entertainment/Rec822
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs1,374
Accommodation161
Food Srv/Drinking Places1,213
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin1,141
Auto Repair/Maintenance170
Public Administration Emp1,433

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Brown County Rural Electric Association2021
Some High School850
Graduated High School7,232
Associates Degree2,760
Bachelor's Degree4,046
Graduate Degree1,256

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses1,540
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus77
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus3
Construction Bus112
Manufacturing Bus62
Wholesale Trade Bus54
  
Retail Trade Bus186
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus36
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus8
Electronics & Appl Store Bus7
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus21
Food & Beverage Stores Bus28
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus14
Gasoline Stations Bus4
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus11
General Merchandise Str Bus7
Misc Store Retailers Bus26
Nonstore Retailers Bus15
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus49
Information Bus32
  
Finance & Insurance Bus91
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus20
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus28
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus42
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus51
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus81
Legal Services Bus15
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus4
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus49
Educational Services Bus39
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus131
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus47
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus72
Accommodation Bus9
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus63
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus244
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus48
Public Administration Bus111

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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