Browns Valley is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 556 people and just one neighborhood, Browns Valley is the 408th largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Browns Valley was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Browns Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Browns Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Browns Valley is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Browns Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), food service (10.20%) and management occupations (10.20%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.73% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Browns Valley is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Browns Valley has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Browns Valley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Browns Valley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Browns Valley may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Browns Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.