Nationwide Claims to Fame

Brownsville is 48th out of 6,406 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Statewide Claims to Fame

Brownsville is 9th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Size in square miles

Brownsville is 16th in Texas out of 326 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Brownsville is 16th in Texas out of 340 other cities in Current population (2012)

Brownsville is 16th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Housing units

Brownsville is 18th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Households

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 180,097 16th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 132.3 9th 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,322.6 223rd 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 9.0% 70th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 34.0% 42nd 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.9% 237th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 60.3% 352nd 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 15.0% 251st 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Race - White 88.0% 71st 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.4% 362nd 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 305th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 249th 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 288th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 347th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 93.2% 24th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 5.7% 365th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Female residents 52.8% 34th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 30.2% 33rd 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Housing units 53,936 16th 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 22.8% 108th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 47,193 18th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 62.8% 244th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $80,300 282nd $126,400 $186,200
People per household 3.6 27th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Income per capita $12,900 358th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $31,371 345th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 35.4% 25th 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Brownsville Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 14,645 16th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,024,297 21st $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,866 199th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $200,860 33rd $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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