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Brown is a township in Ripley County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Brown. For links to other places called Brown, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brown is 38.965N. The longitude is -85.218W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,499.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ripley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47017 ZIP code.
36% of Brown residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brown was $16,130, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Brown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.
Ripley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brown political report.
The average commute time for Brown workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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