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Brown County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1819[1]
Named for General Jacob Brown, War of 1812
Seat Georgetown
Largest city Georgetown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

495 sq mi (1,283 km²)
492 sq mi (1,274 km²)
3 sq mi (9 km²), 0.70
 - (2000)
 - Density

85/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Brown County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 42,285. Its county seat is Georgetown6. It is named for Major General Jacob Brown, an officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy's Lane.[2]


Main article: Ohio county government


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,283 km² (495 sq mi). 1,274 km² (492 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.70%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


Brown County
Population by year[1]

2000 42,285
1990 34,966
1980 31,920
1970 26,635
1960 25,178
1950 22,221
1940 21,638
1930 20,148
1920 22,621
1910 24,832
1900 28,237
1890 29,899
1880 32,911
1870 30,802
1860 29,958
1850 27,332
1840 22,715
1830 17,867
1820 13,356

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,285 people, 15,555 households, and 11,790 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (86/sq mi). There were 17,193 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (35/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.08% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,555 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,303, and the median income for a family was $43,040. Males had a median income of $32,647 versus $22,483 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,100. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Localities Edit

Municipalities Edit

Map of Brown County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Brown County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Townships Edit

Other localities Edit

Media Edit


  • WAXZ 97.7 (Georgetown)
  • WAOL 99.5 (Ripley)



  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Brown County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = |title = Brown County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 38°56′N 83°52′W / 38.93, -83.87

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