Brown County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Mount Sterling and the largest city is Mount Sterling. The 2014 population estimate is 6,832 and the 2010 census population was 6,937. The land area is 305.61 square miles and there are 22.7 persons per square mile.
78.6% of the population is White, 19.1% is Black or African American, 6.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 81.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,600, there are 2,105 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,555, the median household income is $42,194, and 12.3% of the persons in Brown County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 373. Retail sales (in $1000) were $30,018, and sales per capita were $4,597.
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