B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Brownsville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    142
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    494
    500
  • Theft
    2,673
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,255
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%
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Brownsville is a great town to live in! The city has great people, culture, food, and things to do. I have lived in Brownsville for over 24 years, and believe that it is one of the best places to raise a family. Brownsville's urban area is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Local attractions include the Gladys Porter Zoo, the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Camille Lightner Playhouse, a historical downtown with buildings over 150 years old, the Port of Brownsville, and the Children's Museum of Brownsville. There is also easy access to South Padre Island and the Mexican city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Additionally, Brownsville also has the Sunrise Mall, which is the largest shopping mall in the city of Brownsville.
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Brownsville is a small city, and that gives safety to most people. Brownsville really focuses on activities that help family bond. Most activiteies include arts and crafts, art shows, mile runs, and parades which happen on Brownsville's down town. The city of Brownsville also focuses on healthy living by informing us in food we should and shouldn't eat, they demonstrate how everything has to be measured, and most importantly that we should excersise to be healthy. In order to motivate people to be healthy ,the city invites us to Zumba classes, yoga classes, and other activities that involve moving. Brownsville might be small but it has its own activities that benefit us and help the city be close to each other.
We are a very low income area and there isn’t too much to do due to lack of funding. We are a city of minorities; Hispanics, but some of us are very hardworking in school and in the work force. Furthermore, we are a small town so many people know each other when out and about. We don’t have many attractions but we are slowly growing!