C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$682
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    304
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    34
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    608
    525
  • Theft
    3,717
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    270
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,565
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Brownstown Reviews

6 reviews
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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.
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Very small community, and the population agrees to keep the community the same- no change. There are about a dozen mom and pop shops, a few gas stations, one grocery store, and two drug stores. I have to travel to nearby communities to get the things my family needs.
I loved that I could walk anywhere that I needed to go. It was a really close nit community. The schools where great. Really nice place to live for a family.