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Time Zone: Brown County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of New Ulm is the Seat for Brown County.

Brown County was founded in 1855 and was created by taking area from Blue EarthCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Brown had a population of 25,603 people. This is a decrease of 4.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,911 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Brown represented 0.55% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,893-3.78%+1.13% since 2009
200925,603-4.86%-0.56% since 2008
200825,748-4.32%-0.69% since 2007
200026,911The Last Census

More information can be found on the Brown County Census Page for Brown County.


Below are some of the communities located in Brown County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Brown County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
New Ulm   12,90913,5945.04% decrease  
Sleepy Eye   3,3883,5153.61% decrease  
Springfield   2,1132,2154.6% decrease  
Hanska   4064438.35% decrease  
Comfrey   3463675.72% decrease  

Websites for Brown County

Official Website:   www.co.brown.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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