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Brownstown is a charter township in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.

Tradition has it that the name honors Adam Brown, who was captured by Indians when he was 8 and became a chief

The latitude of Brownstown is 42.109N. The longitude is -83.228W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 584 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,989.


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Median household income
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$55,239
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brownstown demographic reports
Brownstown is on Lake Erie
Year founded: 1827
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Shelley Looney, Olympic medallist

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17% of Brownstown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brownstown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brownstown was $22,523, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Brownstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Brownstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,166.


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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownstown political report.

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The average commute time for Brownstown workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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