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Browerville
Location of Browerville, Minnesota
Location of Browerville, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
Area
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,283 ft (391 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 790
 • Estimate 
(2019)
743
 • Density 682.28/sq mi (263.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56438
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-08110
GNIS feature ID 0640527
Website http://www.browerville.govoffice.com/

Browerville is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 790 at the 2010 census.

History

Browerville was platted in 1882, and after Jacob V. Brower (1844–1905), a county official. Browerville was incorporated in 1884. Two properties in town are on the National Register of Historic Places: the Kahlert Mercantile Store (built in 1883) and the Church of St. Joseph (completed in 1909).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land. The Long Prairie River flows near the city's eastern boundary.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 86
1900 466 441.9%
1910 633 35.8%
1920 681 7.6%
1930 709 4.1%
1940 786 10.9%
1950 735 −6.5%
1960 744 1.2%
1970 665 −10.6%
1980 693 4.2%
1990 782 12.8%
2000 735 −6.0%
2010 790 7.5%
2019 (est.) 743 −5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 790 people, 326 households, and 196 families living in the city. The population density was 745.3 inhabitants per square mile (287.8/km2). There were 366 housing units at an average density of 345.3 per square mile (133.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

There were 326 households, of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Education

Public schools

Browerville Public Schools are part of the Browerville Public School District. The elementary and high schools are attached, at 620 Park Avenue North. The average class size ranges between 40 and 55 students. Browerville sports teams use Tigers as their mascot. In fall, football and volleyball are offered. In winter, boys basketball, girls basketball, and wrestling are offered. In spring, softball, baseball, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track are offered. Along with that, cheerleading is offered in fall and winter. The mascot used to be the Broncos when they were paired with differing school districts for sports, but now they stick with the tigers.

Private schools

Christ the King Catholic Church runs a parochial K-6 school at 750 North Main Street. Christ the King resulted in the combination of the two historical Roman Catholic parishes in Browerville: St. Joseph (Polish) and St. Peter (German). The initiative to combine the parishes was taken by the Diocese of St. Cloud, rather than by the faithful of these two parishes.

Notable people

  • LaVyrle Spencer, best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels; born in Browerville.
  • Joseph Kiselewski, sculptor; born in Browerville.
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