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The 2000 Census showed that Brown County had a population of 226,778 people. This represented 4.23% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Brown had a population of 247,319 people. This is an increase of 9.06% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010248,007+9.36%+0.28% since 2009
2009247,319+9.06%+1.08% since 2008
2008244,687+7.9%+0.62% since 2007
2007243,170+7.23%+1.14% since 2006
2006240,437+6.02%+0.69% since 2005
2005238,791+5.3%+0.81% since 2004
2004236,880+4.45%+1.22% since 2003
2003234,017+3.19%+0.84% since 2002
2002232,059+2.33%+1.11% since 2001
2001229,518+1.21%+1.21% since 2000
2000226,778The Last Census

Brown County had 90,199 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Brown County has a total area<3> of 615 square miles [1,593 km²]. Of this total, 528 square miles [1,369 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (14.1%) being water (86.7 square miles [224.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Brown County had a population density of 429 people per square mile [165.6 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Brown County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Brown and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Brown County QuickFact (QF-55009).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Brown County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Green BayQF-5531000101,412102,313-0.88%
De PereQF-551977523,41920,55913.91%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Brown County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CalumetQF-55015   S44,73940,63110.11%
KewauneeQF-55061   E20,31520,1870.63%
ManitowocQF-55071   SE80,58382,887-2.78%
OcontoQF-55083   N37,14935,6344.25%
OutagamieQF-55087   SW177,155160,97110.05%
ShawanoQF-55115   NW41,16640,6641.23%

Green Bay and Lake Michigan lies to the northeast.

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Brown. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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