Browns is a village in Edwards County, Illinois, United States. The population was 134 as of the 2010 census, down from 175 at the 2000 census.
Browns is located on the eastern border of Edwards County at 38°22′36″N 87°58′58″W / 38.37667°N 87.98278°W / 38.37667; -87.98278 (38.376732, -87.982873). The eastern village limit is Bonpas Creek, which forms the Wabash County line. Illinois Route 15 passes just north of the village, leading west 4 miles (6 km) to Albion, the Edwards County seat, and east 13 miles (21 km) to Mount Carmel.
According to the 2010 census, Browns has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 175 people, 67 households, and 45 families residing in the village. The population density was 599.5 people per square mile (233.0/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 263.8 per square mile (102.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.14% White, 0.57% African American, 1.71% Asian, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.
37.3% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of single occupants and 11.9% were single occupants aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the village, the population was spread out: with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $23,214, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,922. About 4.8% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.