Brownsville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 9,876 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Brownsville is the 58th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Brownsville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.15% of the Brownsville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Brownsville is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brownsville who work in office and administrative support (10.24%), sales jobs (7.55%), and management occupations (6.83%).
Being a small city, Brownsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Brownsville rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.02% of adults 25 and older in Brownsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Brownsville in 2010 was $18,984, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,936 for a family of four.
Brownsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Brownsville include English, African, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Brownsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.