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Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Brown County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,166

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 195

Female householder, no husband present : 160

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 566

Householder not living alone : 61


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Brown County, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 101

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 21

All other households : 2,026


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Brown County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 970

Renter-occupied housing units : 196

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 30

Renter-occupied housing units : 165

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 124

Renter-occupied housing units : 36

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 421

Renter-occupied housing units : 206


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Brown County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 303

$10,000 to $14,999 : 81

$15,000 to $19,999 : 144

$20,000 to $24,999 : 132

$25,000 to $29,999 : 145

$30,000 to $34,999 : 313

$35,000 to $39,999 : 85

$40,000 to $44,999 : 128

$45,000 to $49,999 : 70

$50,000 to $59,999 : 180

$60,000 to $74,999 : 171

$75,000 to $99,999 : 144

$100,000 to $124,999 : 183

$125,000 to $149,999 : 38

$150,000 to $199,999 : 14

$200,000 or more : 17


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Brown County, Illinois)

Total : 2,468


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Brown County, Illinois)

Occupied : 2,148

Vacant : 320


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Brown County, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Brown County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 36

Built 2000 to 2004 : 94

Built 1990 to 1999 : 232

Built 1980 to 1989 : 213

Built 1970 to 1979 : 210

Built 1960 to 1969 : 200

Built 1950 to 1959 : 412

Built 1940 to 1949 : 160

Built 1939 or earlier : 911


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Brown County, Illinois)

Utility gas : 1,185

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 436

Electricity : 422

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 56

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 47

No fuel used : 2


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Brown County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 28

$10,000 to $14,999 : 3

$15,000 to $19,999 : 9

$20,000 to $24,999 : 46

$25,000 to $29,999 : 10

$30,000 to $34,999 : 69

$35,000 to $39,999 : 87

$40,000 to $49,999 : 158

$50,000 to $59,999 : 115

$60,000 to $69,999 : 225

$70,000 to $79,999 : 124

$80,000 to $89,999 : 97

$90,000 to $99,999 : 130

$100,000 to $124,999 : 90

$125,000 to $149,999 : 46

$150,000 to $174,999 : 184

$175,000 to $199,999 : 27

$200,000 to $249,999 : 22

$250,000 to $299,999 : 34

$300,000 to $399,999 : 18

$400,000 to $499,999 : 23

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Brown County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 59

Home equity loan only : 5

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 713

Housing units without a mortgage : 768


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Brown County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $95,600

Built 2000 to 2004 : $105,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $91,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $85,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $75,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $64,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $60,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $64,900

Built 1939 or earlier : $70,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Brown County, Illinois: 64.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Brown County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 3 3 $210,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $210,000
2000        
  Single Family 2 2 $298,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 15 $881,900
  Total

3 17 $1,179,900
2001        
  Single Family 4 4 $244,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $244,500
2002        
  Single Family 1 1 $65,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $65,000
2003        
  Single Family 1 1 $95,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $95,000
2004        
  Single Family 13 13 $1,106,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

13 13 $1,106,500
2005        
  Single Family 1 1 $104,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $104,000
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Brown County, IL): $35,445
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Brown County): $50,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Brown County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 54.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 24.1%
Electricity: 16.6%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 3.7%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Brown County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 97.58%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 2.42%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Brown County): $316
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Brown County): $522


(updated 2010)



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