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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brownstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48192 ZIP code.
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.
16% of Brownstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brownstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,166.
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownstown political report.
The average commute time for Brownstown workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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