Brown county is located in west Illinois. Brown county has 305.61 square miles of land area and 1.60 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Brown county population is 6,878, which has shrunk 1.04% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Brown county median household income is $45,463 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 28.26% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Brown county median house value is $85,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 79.75% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 34.33% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Brown county is close to the state average in quality. The Brown county area code is 217.
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