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Brownton is a city in McLeod County, in the Hutchinson metro area.
The community was named for Alonzo Brown, farmer
The latitude of Brownton is 44.731N. The longitude is -94.35W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 804.
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52% of Brownton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brownton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brownton was $17,290, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Brownton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brownton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $710.
Libraries in Brownton include Brownton Public Library ... View libraries
McLeod County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownton political report.
The average commute time for Brownton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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