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 (13.33%), healthcare (10.42%), and sales jobs (10.25%).

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

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 $20,148, 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 $80,592 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 28.13% 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 Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).