Browerville, Minnesota

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Browerville is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 735 at the 2000 census. The current mayor is Michael Aksamit (elected 2006). Browerville was named after Jacob V. Brower (1844–1905), who was a prolific writer of the Upper Midwest region of the United States who championed the location and protection of the utmost headwaters of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Brower was born in Michigan and moved to Minnesota. In 1862 he served with Henry Hastings Sibley during wars against the Sioux in Minnesota. After the war he was County Auditor and County Attorney for Todd County, Minnesota.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land. The Long Prairie River flows near the city's eastern boundary.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 735 people, 318 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,052.5 people per square mile (405.4/km²). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 482.6/sq mi (185.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.54% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 318 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $48,393. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,493. About 10.9% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

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