Brown County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 3,525. Its county seat is Ainsworth6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,173 km˛ (1,225 mi˛). 3,163 km˛ (1,221 mi˛) of it is land and 10 km˛ (4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,525 people, 1,530 households, and 996 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km˛ (3/mi˛). There are 1,916 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,530 households out of which 26.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% are married couples living together, 5.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% are non-families. 31.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,356, and the median income for a family is $35,029. Males have a median income of $23,986 versus $17,135 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,924. 11.10% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.70% of those under the age of 18 and 6.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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