Brownsville, TX

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Living in Brownsville

Brownsville is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 186,738 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Brownsville is the 19th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Brownsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brownsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brownsville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brownsville who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), sales jobs (10.11%), and teaching (9.83%).

Brownsville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The percentage of adults in Brownsville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.74% of the adults in Brownsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brownsville in 2018 was $17,108, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,432 for a family of four. However, Brownsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Brownsville, accounting for 94.11% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Brownsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brownsville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Brownsville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.03%.

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