Brownwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 19,153 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Brownwood is the 129th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brownwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brownwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brownwood who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), sales jobs (10.13%), and management occupations (9.34%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Brownwood spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.94 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
For a small city, Brownwood has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Brownwood exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The percentage of adults in Brownwood who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.66% of the adults in Brownwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brownwood in 2010 was $20,501, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,004 for a family of four. However, Brownwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brownwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brownwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brownwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Brownwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brownwood include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Brownwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.