Brownwood, TX
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Brownwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 19,031 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Brownwood is the 129th largest community in Texas.

Brownwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.97%), sales jobs (10.69%), and healthcare (9.74%).

One of the benefits of Brownwood is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.47 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Brownwood who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.29% of the adults in Brownwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brownwood in 2010 was $18,714, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,856 for a family of four. However, Brownwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 27.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brownwood include German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Brownwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).