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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Brownsville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.92% of the Brownsville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Brownsville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brownsville who work in food service (17.20%), office and administrative support (8.96%), and maintenance occupations (8.60%).

Of important note, Brownsville is also a city of artists. Brownsville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brownsville’s character.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Brownsville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Brownsville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Brownsville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.93 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 7.55% 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 $16,555, 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 $66,220 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, European, and Scottish.

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

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