About Brownsville TX
Rose M. Z. Gowen (At-Large “B”);
Nurith Galonsky Pizana (District 1);
Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa (District 2);
Joel Munguia (District 3);
Brownsville is one of the southernmost cities in the contiguous United States; only a handful of municipalities in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Monroe counties (plus Everglades City in Collier County) are located farther south than Brownsville. The city has a total area of 84.867 square miles (219.805 km), of which 81.528 square miles (211.157 km) of it is land and 3.339 square miles (8.648 km) is water, according to the United States Census Bureau of 2017.
The city is situated at the intersection of different climates (subtropical, Chihuahuan Desert, Gulf Coast plain, and Great Plains); this produces high bird migration rates. Its idiosyncratic network of resacas (English: oxbow lakes), distributaries of the Rio Grande, provide habitat for numerous nesting/breeding birds of various types typically during the spring and fall migrations. Brownsville’s vegetation is classified as grassland.
Brownsville is the 16th most populous city in Texas. It ranks as one of the top U.S. cities in terms of the percentage of Hispanic residents. According to the Pew Research Center, its metropolitan area holds the 26th largest Hispanic population with approximately 373,000 (88.7%) sharing this distinction. Of that percentage, 96.7% are Mexican and 0.8% are Puerto Rican.
As of the census of 2010, there were 175,023 people, 49,871 households, and 41,047 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,207.1 inhabitants per square mile (466.0/km). There were 53,936 housing units at an average density of 372.0 per square mile (143.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 88.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 9.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 93.2% of the population.
There were 38,174 households of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 15.7% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.62 and the average family size was 3.99.
In the city, the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.
Despite a fast growing economy, Brownsville has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. The median income for a household in the city was $24,468, and the median income for a family was $26,186. Males had a median income of $21,739 versus $17,116 for females. The per capita income for the city is $9,762. It is frequently cited as having the highest percentage of residents in the nation below the federal poverty level. About 31.6% of families and 35.7% of the population were below the federal poverty line, including 48.4% of those under the age of 18 and 31.5% of those 65 or over.
Based on data collected from the United States Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the Brownsville metropolitan area ranked as the second poorest urban area in the country, behind the McAllen metropolitan area. In 2017, the city’s unemployment rate was 6.2% with 18.1% adults holding a bachelor’s degree. It reported a 5.8% jobless rate the following year. Despite high unemployment rates, the urban area is also one of the fastest growing in the United States.
Zip Code Map
78520, 78521, 78522, 78523, 78526
Brownsville Texas neighborhoods include: 14th – Minnesota, 802 and Homestead Meadows, Barrio Resaca, Boca Chica Blvd, Briarwyck, Brownsville, Cabler Park, Casa Linda Estates, Coffee – Galveston, Costa Del Sol, Cowan Terrace, Ebony Ave, E Fronton – E Jackson, El Chaparral, El Valle Grande, Gem Estates, German, Heritage, Hidden Oaks, International/Downtown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Land O’ Lakes, La Villita De La Nortenia, Los Ébanos, Madrid Ave, Mcallen Road, Morningside Park, Northwood, Palm Blvd, Paso Real, Peninsula Commons, Pinewood, Quail Hollow, Rio delsol, Rio Viejo, Rivera Heights, River North South, River Streets, Santander, Seville, Stagecoach Trail/Dennet, Summerhill, Valle West, Valley, Vermillion, Villa Los Pinos, Villa Verde, W Ebony/Sunset/Palm, Westlake, W E Tandy Rd, Wild Rose, Windwood, Winter Haven Resort, Woodway Dr
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