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Brown County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
101 1st Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401-4203 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/Bro...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 605-626-2451
F: 605-626-2280
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, or mental health records released
Note that civil cases for amounts up to $12,000 may be held at the Magistrate Court, but all money judgments can be access as described below. The county web site is http://www.brown.sd.us/.

Brown County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Brown County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Brown County
Register of Deeds
www.brown.sd.us/department/regist...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 605-626-7140
Fax: 605-626-4010

Brown County Vital Certificates

Brown County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Brown County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,713.07 sq mi
Population (2009): 35,204
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 94.5%
  • Black/African American: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 93.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): -256
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 23.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.32
Housing Units (2000): 15,861
Homeownership Rate (2000): 66.3%
Migration Flow to Brown County, SD from (2007-2008):

Brown County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,092,824
  • Construction: $64,419
  • Retail Trade: $89,567
  • Professional and Technical Services: $32,725
  • Healthcare: $158,079
  • Banking: $60,806
  • Retail Trade: $89,567
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $31,626
  • Manufacturing: $205,492
  • Farms: $48,224
  • Government: $149,240
Employed (2000): 18,917
Unemployed (2000): 683
Unemployment Rate (2009): 3.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $43,615
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,507
Local Government Revenue (2007): $73,389 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $31,363 (thou. dol.)

Brown County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 538
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.3
Deaths (2007): 357
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.6

Brown County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 51
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 22
  • Robbery: 3
  • Aggravated Assault: 26
Property Crimes (2008): 547
  • Burglary: 107
  • Larceny-Theft: 417
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 23

Brown County Genealogy Records