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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Brownstown is a town in Indiana with a population of 2,952. Brownstown is in Jackson County. Living in Brownstown offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Brownstown and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brownstown are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Brownstown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    169.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    541.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,505.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    338.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Brownstown

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,301
National
$55,322
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Brownstown Reviews

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I've been associated and lived in Brownstown off and on since 1998 (20 years). I can honestly say it is the ideal little country town. Very community oriented. Everyone knows everyone and is very supportive in times of needs and looking out for everyone. The schools in the area are wonderful, as is all the extra curricular activities.
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I grew up in Brownstown Indiana. When I was little there was only one stop light and the main attraction was a football game on Fridays. Now that I am older there are now two stop lights, but football is still the main highlight. Last names seem to mean everything, but don't let that fool you. Brownstown cares about it's community. There are always some kind of fundraiser or festival to raise money for those in need. Brownstown's history is rich and beautiful. You can see it in the rustic buildings or in the country. It is definitely a sight to see.
Great experience. It's a small community, great school systems. I wish there was more job options in Brownstown.