Brownwood, TX
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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%).

One of the benefits of Brownwood is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.94 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.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Brownwood has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, Brownwood is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.66% of adults 25 and older 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.