Brownsville, Texas

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Population in 2017: 183,299 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.2%
Males: 90,219  (49.2%)
Females: 93,080  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

30.3 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78520, 78521, 78526, 78575, 78578.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,176 (it was $24,468 in 2000)
Brownsville:

$36,176
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,407 (it was $9,762 in 2000)

Brownsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,300 (it was $49,400 in 2000)
Brownsville:

$93,300
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $115,795; detached houses: $113,296; townhouses or other attached units: $177,103; in 2-unit structures: $220,647; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $515,595; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,277; mobile homes: $44,163; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $11,735

Median gross rent in 2017: $690.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brownsville: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.1%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.0% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brownsville, TX (2017)
    • 174,53494.7%Hispanic
    • 8,0114.3%White alone
    • 1,5820.9%Asian alone
    • 4100.2%Black alone
    • 4220.2%American Indian alone
    • 2310.1%Two or more races
    • 800.04%Other race alone
    • 130.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Brownsville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 325 registered sex offenders living in Brownsville, Texas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brownsville is 565 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Brownsville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(2.4)
5
(2.9)
5
(2.8)
4
(2.3)
4
(2.2)
7
(3.9)
1
(0.6)
3
(1.7)
1
(0.6)
5
(2.7)
3
(1.6)
4
(2.2)
5
(2.7)
2
(1.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
53
(32.3)
46
(26.7)
21
(11.9)
26
(14.7)
26
(14.5)
31
(17.2)
37
(20.7)
38
(21.0)
61
(33.6)
103
(56.2)
53
(28.7)
50
(26.9)
79
(42.7)
12
(6.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
128
(78.1)
168
(97.5)
207
(116.9)
173
(97.8)
152
(84.7)
165
(91.6)
109
(61.0)
125
(69.0)
136
(74.9)
138
(75.2)
154
(83.3)
130
(70.0)
133
(71.8)
141
(76.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
718
(438.1)
648
(376.2)
647
(365.4)
431
(243.7)
272
(151.5)
360
(200.0)
353
(197.5)
307
(169.5)
275
(151.4)
312
(170.1)
292
(157.9)
264
(142.3)
259
(139.8)
539
(292.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,236
(754.2)
1,377
(799.5)
1,442
(814.3)
1,590
(898.8)
1,576
(878.0)
1,286
(714.3)
1,009
(564.6)
1,145
(632.2)
1,140
(627.8)
1,068
(582.2)
1,015
(548.8)
917
(494.1)
661
(356.9)
553
(299.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,647
(4,056)
6,483
(3,764)
7,574
(4,277)
8,205
(4,638)
7,865
(4,382)
7,784
(4,323)
7,015
(3,925)
6,986
(3,857)
6,441
(3,547)
6,258
(3,412)
6,498
(3,514)
4,960
(2,673)
4,374
(2,362)
4,142
(2,245)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
430
(262.4)
525
(304.8)
458
(258.6)
344
(194.5)
337
(187.8)
246
(136.6)
163
(91.2)
206
(113.7)
257
(141.5)
179
(97.6)
143
(77.3)
151
(81.4)
141
(76.1)
139
(75.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(4.9)
9
(5.2)
20
(11.3)
38
(21.5)
31
(17.3)
26
(14.4)
20
(11.2)
20
(11.0)
9
(5.0)
20
(10.9)
16
(8.7)
9
(4.8)
6
(3.2)
8
(4.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)377.8362.6372.0358.4323.5322.9279.3282.4277.9292.0267.9223.3214.6205.6

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City-data.com crime index in Brownsville, TX

Crime rate in Brownsville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 299 (197 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Texas average:

1.55
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 80.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,280 people per square mile   (low).

Brownsville, Texas map

58,753 residents are foreign born (30.6% Latin America).

This city:

31.9%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,283 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,420 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (125.5 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (251.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Cameron Park, TX (1.7 miles ),
Reid Hope King, TX (2.1 miles ),
Villa Pancho, TX (2.3 miles ),
Olmito, TX (2.6 miles ),
South Point, TX (2.7 miles ),
San Pedro, TX (2.8 miles ),
Rancho Viejo, TX (2.9 miles ),
Del Mar Heights, TX (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 25.93 N, Longitude: 97.48 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Chess Capital of Texas

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,658 (+3.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 53,692 (75.6%)

Area code: 956

Distribution of median household income in Brownsville, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Brownsville, TX in 2017

Property values in Brownsville, TX

Brownsville satellite photo by USGS

Brownsville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 654 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 1998: 846 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 1999: 835 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 2000: 1549 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2001: 1425 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2002: 1723 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2003: 1649 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2004: 1468 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2005: 1428 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2006: 1316 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2007: 861 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2008: 464 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2009: 480 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2010: 578 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2011: 611 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2012: 570 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2013: 545 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2014: 549 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2015: 519 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2016: 568 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2017: 575 buildings, average cost: $112,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Brownsville, TX residents
Average permit cost in Brownsville, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Brownsville, TX
Historical housing units in Brownsville, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +23,880 (+20.6%).
Most common industries in Brownsville, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (23.3%)
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Brownsville, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Financial managers (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Teachers, secondary school (14.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.3%)
  • Financial managers (9.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)

Average climate in Brownsville, Texas

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.7. This is about average.

City:

73.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Brownsville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 288.2 miles away from Brownsville center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from Brownsville center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 468.1 miles away from Brownsville center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.5 miles away from Brownsville center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brownsville topographic map

Hospitals in Brownsville:

  • BROWNSVILLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 4750 NORTH EXPRESSWAY)
  • CASA LINDA GROUP HOME (8 CASA LINDA)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF SOUTH TEXAS (2501 PAREDES LINE ROAD SUITE B9)
  • SOUTH TEXAS REHABILTATION HOSPITAL (425 EAST ALTON GLOOR BLVD)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 100 A ALTON GLOOR)
  • VHS BROWNSVILLE HOSPITAL COMPANY, LLC (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1040 W JEFFERSON ST)
  • WHISPERING PALMS (1415 W WASHINGTON)

Nursing Homes in Brownsville:

  • ALTA VISTA REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (510 PAREDES LINE RD)
  • BROWNSVILLE GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (510 PAREDES LINE RD)
  • BROWNSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER (1040 WEST JEFFERSON)
  • BROWNSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (320 LORENALY DR)
  • EBONY LAKE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1001 CENTRAL BLVD)
  • MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP NURSING HOME INC (519 E MADISON ST)
  • SPANISH MEADOWS (440 E RUBEN TORRES BLVD)
  • VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER BROWNSVILLE (1040 W JEFFERSON ST)
  • VALLEY GRANDE MANOR (901 WILDROSE LN)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1 TED HUNT BOULEVARD)

Dialysis Facilities in Brownsville:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF NORTH BROWNSVILLE (1900 N. EXPRESSWAY, SUITE E)
  • NRI BROWNSVILLE (2945 CENTRAL BLVD)
  • VALLEY HEMODIALYSIS CENTER (2600 N CORIA)

Home Health Centers in Brownsville:

  • ABUNDANT LIFE HOME HEALTH INC (1900 PECAN STREET)
  • BORDER HOME HEALTH INC (1725 BOCA CHICA BLVD)
  • CIMA HEALTH LATINO (954 PRICE RD)
  • DOCTORS CHOICE HOME HEALTH (275 JOSE MARTI BLVD SUITE B & C)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE HOSPICE (950 E ALTON GLOOR BOULEVARD)
  • MED TEAM INC (135 UPTOWN AVE)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH (2100 FM 802 SUITE 2020)
  • RIO MED 21 (301 LORENALY DRIVE SUITE E)
  • TCM HEALTH CARE INC (100 PLAZA SANTA ROSA STE A)
  • VALLEY ANGELS HOME HEALTH LLC (26 S CORIA ST SUITE D)
  • VALLEYWIDE HOME CARE (805 WEST PRICE ROAD STE B4)

Airports and heliports located in Brownsville:

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Amtrak station:

BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/Universities in Brownsville:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (Full-time enrollment: 9,165; Location: One West University Boulevard; Public; Website: WWW.UTB.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Kaplan College-Brownsville (Full-time enrollment: 804; Location: 1900 North Expressway, Suite O; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kaplancollege.com/brownsville-tx/)
  • Southern Careers Institute-Brownsville (Full-time enrollment: 634; Location: 1424 W Price Rd Ste K; Private, for-profit; Website: www.scitexas.edu)
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville (Full-time enrollment: 524; Location: 2144 Central Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stvt.edu)
  • Salon & Spa Institute (Full-time enrollment: 143; Location: 2695 North Coria Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.salonspainstitute.com/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brownsville:

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 23 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 51 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 52 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 113 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 125 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 127 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 166 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)

Biggest public high schools in Brownsville:

  • HANNA H S (Students: 3,184, Location: 2615 PRICE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • PORTER H S (Students: 2,447, Location: 3500 INTERNATIONAL BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • RIVERA H S (Students: 2,257, Location: 6955 FM 802, Grades: 9-12)
  • LOPEZ H S (Students: 2,239, Location: 3205 S DAKOTA AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • IDEA FRONTIER COLLEGE PREPARATORY (Students: 537, Location: 2800 S DAKOTA AVE, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)
  • HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY - BROWNSVILLE (Students: 381, Location: 1124 CENTRAL BLVD, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • BROWNSVILLE EARLY COLLEGE H S (Students: 185, Location: 733 PALM BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • PREMIER H S OF BROWNSVILLE (Location: 955 PAREDES LINE RD, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • PACE H S (Location: 314 W LOS EBANOS BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • LINCOLN PARK SCH (Location: 7 ORANGE ST, Grades: PK-12)

Private high schools in Brownsville:

  • ST JOSEPH ACADEMY (Students: 742, Location: 101 SAINT JOSEPH DR, Grades: 7-12)
  • FIRST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 1600 BOCA CHICA BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 1190 MACKINTOSH DR, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Brownsville:

  • STILLMAN MIDDLE (Students: 1,354, Location: 2977 W TANDY RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • HUDSON EL (Students: 1,251, Location: 2980 FM 802, Grades: PK-5)
  • BURNS EL (Students: 1,146, Location: 1974 ALTON GLOOR BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • OLIVEIRA MIDDLE (Students: 1,144, Location: 444 LAND O LAKES, Grades: 6-8)
  • VELA MIDDLE (Students: 1,135, Location: 4905 PAREDES LINE RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • EGLY EL (Students: 1,132, Location: 445 LAND O LAKES, Grades: PK-5)
  • PAREDES EL (Students: 1,108, Location: 3700 HERITAGE TRL, Grades: PK-5)
  • STELL MIDDLE (Students: 1,068, Location: 1105 LOS EBANOS BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
  • LUCIO MIDDLE (Students: 1,064, Location: 300 N VERMILLION RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • RUSSELL EL (Students: 950, Location: 800 LAKESIDE BLVD, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Brownsville:

  • KENMONT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 484, Location: 2734 N CORIA ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 452, Location: 1300 E LOS EBANOS BLVD, Grades: PK-6)
  • INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY (Students: 309, Location: 244 RESACA BLVD, Grades: UG-8)
  • ST LUKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: 2850 E PRICE RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 34 N CORIA ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 213, Location: 1944 E ALTON GLOOR BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • GUADALUPE REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 1214 LINCOLN ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • BROWNSVILLE MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 53, Location: 36 S CORIA ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 204 BOCA CHICA BLVD, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Brownsville

Library in Brownsville:

  • BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,579,815; Location: 2600 CENTRAL BLVD; 205,085 books; 713 audio materials; 7,952 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 65 state licensed databases; 387 print serial subscriptions; 13 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • SUNNYSIDE DAY SCHOOL no longer exists
  • Private high school : St. Joseph Academy

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brownsville: Palo Alto Battlefield (A), Resaca de la Palma Battlefield (B), Brownsville Country Club (C), Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (D), Palo Alto Battlefield (E), Miguel Fernandez Hide Yard (F), Fort Brown (G), Brownsville Fire Department Central Station (H), Brownsville Fire Department Station 3 (I), Brownsville Fire Department Station 2 (J), Brownsville Fire Department Station 4 (K), Brownsville Fire Department Station 5 (L), Brownsville Fire Department Station 6 (M), Brownsville Fire Department Station 7 (N), Brownsville Fire Department Station 9 (O), Brownsville Police Department (P), La Nueva Libertad (Q), La Madrilena (R), Cameron County Sheriff's Office (S), Manautou House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Strawberry Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Brownsville include: First Presbyterian Church (A), La Iglesia del Pueblo Pentecostal Church (B), Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (E), El Calvario Lutheran Church (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), Church of Christ (H), Trinity Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Santa Rosalia Cemetery (1), Buena Vista Cemetery (2), Old City Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Resaca de la Palma (A), Town Resaca (B), Salt Pond (C), Fort Brown Resaca (D), Dana-Tule Reservoir 1 (E), Dana-Tule Reservoir 2 (F), Main Reservoir (G), Resaca de La Palma Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brownsville include: Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Voshell Unit (1), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Resaca de las Palomas (2), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Brasil Unit (3), Portway Acres Park (4), Morningside Park (5), Washington Park (6), Tony Gonzales Park (7), Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site (8), Historical Monument (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Brownsville City - Brownsville South Padre Island International Airpor- CAF Mu (Museums; 1001 East Elizabeth Street) (1), Brownsville Public Safety Museum (600 East Jackson Street) (2), Brownsville Historical Museum (641 East Madison Street) (3), Brownsville Heritage Resource Center (Museums; 1335 East Washington Street) (4), Brownsville Museum of Fine Art (230 Neale Drive) (5), Petrina Carlotta Museum (Art Museums; 1452 E Madison St) (6), Confederate Air Force-Rgv Wing (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 955 South Minnesota Avenue) (7), Gladys Porter Zoo - Admission Information (Recreation Areas; 500 Ringgold Street) (8), Gladys Porter Zoo - Education Department (Recreation Areas; 500 Ringgold Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Rose Garden Inn (845 North Expressway 77/83) (1), Comfort Inn (825 North Expwy 83) (2), Best Value Colonial Hotel (1147 East Levee Street) (3), Action Restaurant Equipment (1509 East Madison Street) (4), Cameron Motor Hotel (912 East Washington Street) (5), Catzz Nightclub (3777 North Expressway) (6), Brownsville Super 8 Motel (55 Sam Perl Blvd) (7), Comfort Inn Brownsville (825 North Expressway 83) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: United States Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation- Brownsville Resident Ag (1700 Paredes Line Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Kris Kristofferson - (born 1936), singer-songwriter, Eddie Lucio, Jr. - Texas politician, Grace Napolitano - Politician, Kristian Menchaca - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Tony Garza - Diplomat, Juan Arambula - Politician, Bernard L. Kowalski - Film director, Claire Raphael Reis - Music educator, Dorothy Vest - Tennis player, Eddie Lucio III - Politician.

Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brownsville and their reported violations in the past:

BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD (Population served: 178,430, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010)
BROWNSVILLE NAVIGATION DISTRICT (Population served: 2,941, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brownsville that have no violations reported:

  • VENTANA CREEK (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

82.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Brownsville in 2010:

  • 671 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 310 people in college/university student housing
  • 186 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 175 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 136 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 87 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 53 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Brownsville in 2000:

  • 710 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 688 people in nursing homes
  • 137 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 21 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with most branches in Brownsville (2011 data):

  • International Bank of Commerce: 9 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $952.8 mil, Deposits: $601.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brownsville Downtown Branch, Sunrise Branch, Boca Chica Branch, Southmost Branch, Brownsville Downtown Mb Branch, Financial Center Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Compass Bank: Brownsville Sunrise Mall Branch, Brownsville Fm802 Branch, Brownsville Boca Chica Branch, Brownsville Main Branch, Brownsville Central Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Capital One, National Association: Paredes Line Road Branch, Morrison Road Branch, Boca Chica Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: San Marcelo Branch, Boca Chica Branch, North Brownsville Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • First National Bank: Morrison, Brownsville Levee Branch, Brownsville Branch. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • Lone Star National Bank: Boca Chica Branch at 1200 Boca Chica Blvd, branch established on 2005/06/01; Brownsville Branch at 3300 North Expressway 83, branch established on 2001/05/29. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $2,174.7 mil, Deposits: $1,815.0 mil, headquarters in Pharr, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star National Bancshares--texas, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Boca Chica Banking Branch at 2635 Boca Chica Boulevard, branch established on 2004/10/20; Paseo De La Resaca Banking Branch at 101 America Drive, branch established on 2004/09/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Falcon International Bank: Brownsville Branch at 2200 Boca Chica Blvd, Suite 100, branch established on 2007/02/08. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $869.6 mil, Deposits: $762.9 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Falcon Bancshares Incorporated
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Brownsville:

Marital status in Brownsville, TX
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in Brownsville:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.2
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Brownsville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Brownsville:

(Brownsville, Texas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Brownsville, TX (based on Cameron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Cameron County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Cameron County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brownsville:

47.9%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brownsville:

49.4%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Brownsville:

28.2
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brownsville:

19.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brownsville:

10.7%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Brownsville:

55.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Brownsville:

81.8%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brownsville, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 239$1,640,544$82,3700$0
Firefighters 186$1,083,260$69,8880$0
Streets and Highways 146$384,852$31,6321$788
Electric Power 143$520,946$43,7160$0
Water Supply 95$255,515$32,2760$0
Other and Unallocable 94$280,322$35,7860$0
Police - Other 82$203,732$29,81435$29,911
Parks and Recreation 79$185,745$28,21426$19,366
Transit 60$144,263$28,8533$2,870
Other Government Administration 53$217,746$49,3013$6,953
Sewerage 48$174,213$43,5530$0
Local Libraries 48$132,682$33,17138$30,458
Judicial and Legal 40$130,979$39,2945$11,997
Health 36$93,879$31,2931$1,191
Financial Administration 34$125,519$44,30110$1,570
Housing and Community Development (Local) 29$78,979$32,6811$753
Solid Waste Management 25$63,486$30,4730$0
Airports 23$61,194$31,9271$804
Correction 15$39,921$31,9370$0
Fire - Other 10$20,724$24,8690$0
Totals for Government 1,485$5,838,501$47,180124$106,661

Brownsville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $99,864,000 ($544.81)
    Police Protection: $33,537,000 ($182.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,240,000 ($110.42)
    Water Utilities: $19,908,000 ($108.61)
    Sewerage: $14,768,000 ($80.57)
    Regular Highways: $12,385,000 ($67.57)
    General - Other: $11,962,000 ($65.26)
    Central Staff Services: $9,335,000 ($50.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,696,000 ($47.44)
    Transit Utilities: $8,064,000 ($43.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,193,000 ($28.33)
    Air Transportation: $4,223,000 ($23.04)
    Financial Administration: $3,730,000 ($20.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,711,000 ($20.25)
    Libraries: $3,502,000 ($19.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,909,000 ($15.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,897,000 ($10.35)
    Health - Other: $1,748,000 ($9.54)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,117,000 ($6.09)
    General Public Buildings: $973,000 ($5.31)
    Correctional Institutions: $538,000 ($2.94)
    Parking Facilities: $471,000 ($2.57)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,330,000 ($50.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,694,000 ($31.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $17,964,000 ($98.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $92,293,000 ($503.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,213,000 ($22.98)

Brownsville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,887,000 ($119.41)
    Other: $14,550,000 ($79.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,613,000 ($74.27)
    Air Transportation: $2,597,000 ($14.17)
    Toll Highways: $1,877,000 ($10.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,159,000 ($6.32)
    Parking Facilities: $660,000 ($3.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,567,000 ($41.28)
    Air Transportation: $5,447,000 ($29.72)
    Transit Utilities: $1,680,000 ($9.17)
    Other: $1,382,000 ($7.54)
    Highways: $406,000 ($2.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,094,000 ($5.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $25,501,000 ($139.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,203,000 ($17.47)
    Interest Earnings: $800,000 ($4.36)
    Rents: $119,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $160,701,000 ($876.72)
    Water Utilities: $22,602,000 ($123.31)
    Transit Utilities: $1,543,000 ($8.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,445,000 ($18.79)
    General Local Government Support: $314,000 ($1.71)
    Highways: $33,000 ($0.18)
  • Tax - Property: $41,921,000 ($228.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $27,445,000 ($149.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,108,000 ($22.41)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,669,000 ($9.11)
    Other License: $1,456,000 ($7.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $466,000 ($2.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $32,000 ($0.17)

Brownsville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,780,000 ($2410.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $438,469,000 ($2392.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $133,740,000 ($729.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,429,000 ($711.56)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $13,000,000 ($70.92)

Brownsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,919,000 ($114.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $183,077,000 ($998.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,189,000 ($175.61)

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)
Businesses in Brownsville, TX
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1La Quinta1
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts4Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza1
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's1
AutoZone8Marriott2
Avenue1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's11
Bebe1Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1New York & Co1
Burger King7Nike12
Burlington Coat Factory1Nissan1
CVS4Office Depot1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Panda Express1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless7
Church's Chicken8Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless35Quiznos2
DHL2RadioShack4
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Rue211
Discount Tire1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears2
El Pollo Loco1Sephora1
Express1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx16Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker1Staples1
GNC2Starbucks2
GameStop3Subway6
Gap1Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile8
H&R Block5T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn3Target1
Home Depot2U-Haul3
Hot Topic1UPS13
JCPenney1Vans3
Jack In The Box4Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens3
KFC3Walmart3
Kmart1Wendy's3
Kohl's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Brownsville:

  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brownsville:

  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Brownsville:

  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Brownsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 140Number of bridges
  • 4,642ft / 1,415mTotal length
  • $383,000Total costs
  • 1,818,143Total average daily traffic
  • 144,918Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,761,490Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brownsville, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 281990-1999
  • 502000-2009
  • 242010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brownsville, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brownsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 473 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brownsville, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 193 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brownsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Brownsville)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 59 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED476$103,436235$111,962484$115,573123$33,3637$293,00079$79,6693$19,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$109,49031$90,057153$90,69039$36,0380$020$76,1142$50,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$110,570105$85,738702$77,719530$26,6931$215,00077$56,99215$51,243
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN51$103,09724$125,459234$98,90071$46,8240$020$63,1013$96,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$100,00910$101,30156$105,53023$31,7920$08$74,2502$43,500

Detailed mortgage data for all 48 tracts in Brownsville, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$116,55033$152,9092$77,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$117,40913$143,1350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$136,50715$147,2911$101,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$95,5715$111,2001$46,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$172,5001$156,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Brownsville, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Brownsville, TX - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 474. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 872 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2012. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Brownsville, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.8%), and Structure Fires (25.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brownsville, TX
    • 3,54149.8%Outside Fires
    • 1,78025.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,42720.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3675.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brownsville, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brownsville, Texas:

  • Holiday Inn Full Service Hotel, 3777 North Expy 83, Brownsville, Texas 78520 , Phone: (956) 547-1500, Fax: (956) 547-1550
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 1985 N Expy, Brownsville, Texas 78520 , Phone: (956) 550-0666, Fax: (956) 550-9449
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 825 N Expy 83, Brownsville, Texas 78520 , Phone: (956) 504-3331, Fax: (956) 546-0379
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 3759 N Expy, Brownsville, Texas 78520 , Phone: (956) 574-6900, Fax: (956) 574-6910
  • Red Roof Inn - Brownsville, 2377 N Expy 83, Brownsville, Texas 78520 , Phone: (956) 504-2300, Fax: (956) 504-2303
  • Staybridge Suites - Brownsville, 2900 Pablo Kisel Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78526 , Phone: (956) 504-9500, Fax: (956) 504-9584
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 3000 North Expy 77/83, Brownsville, Texas 78526 , Phone: (956) 548-0005, Fax: (956) 504-9793
  • Courtyard Marriott, 3955 N Expy 77/83, Brownsville, Texas 78520 , Phone: (956) 350-4600, Fax: (956) 350-4678
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brownsville, Texas
Most common first names in Brownsville, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria1,14975.5 years
Jose71170.5 years
Guadalupe47075.6 years
Juan36970.5 years
Manuel27274.2 years
Jesus20770.7 years
Francisco20073.0 years
Antonio19572.9 years
Pedro18374.1 years
John16973.3 years
Most common last names in Brownsville, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia72374.2 years
Garza48272.9 years
Rodriguez45672.5 years
Gonzalez43072.1 years
Martinez38073.6 years
Hernandez35973.5 years
Perez28272.6 years
Lopez27972.2 years
Ramirez22173.9 years
Flores21574.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brownsville, TX
  • 88.1%Electricity
  • 9.9%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brownsville, TX
  • 88.9%Electricity
  • 8.9%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Wood


Brownsville compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Brownsville on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentages of current college students (population 100,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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