Brownwood, TX

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Living in Brownwood

Brownwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 18,455 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Brownwood is the 129th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Brownwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brownwood are a mix 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 (11.22%), sales jobs (9.57%), and management occupations (7.94%).

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 12.95 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Brownwood citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.49% of adults 25 and older in Brownwood have a college degree.

The per capita income in Brownwood in 2018 was $22,448, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,792 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 28.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brownwood include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and French.

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