Brownsville, KY
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Brownsville is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 826 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brownsville is the 278th largest community in Kentucky.

Brownsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brownsville is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brownsville who work in food service (13.92%), healthcare suport services (12.66%), and maintenance occupations (9.70%).

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!) Brownsville 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. Brownsville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Brownsville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Brownsville may be for you.

One downside of living in Brownsville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.00 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small city, Brownsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Brownsville have a very low rate of college education: just 9.32% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Brownsville in 2010 was $16,360, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,440 for a family of four.

The people who call Brownsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brownsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brownsville include English, German, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Brownsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and Vietnamese.

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