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
$83,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$628
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    549
    525
  • Theft
    3,514
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,894
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brownsville Reviews

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This is a small town with so much culture. I have grown up here my whole life and it is truly amazing to see this place transform into a community who thrives to be better. If you are looking for somewhere with amazing mexican food, a growing health community or to build a new business, Brownsville is the place to be! I believe in this city so much and I can't wait to see what it will develop into in the next 10 years.
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Brownsville is a very united town, everyone knows everyone. I feel like Brownsville deserves to have the opportunity to grow, but the city makes it impossible. I know Brownsville will one day grow!
I have lived in Brownsville for almost 13 years and I can say is growing. This is a small town with a high Hispanic population but year after year I can see other ethnicities. Local businesses are growing and I find it very important. Eventhough every year the town is improving, I still think we are way behind. Especially comparing it with Mcallen, a city that is only one hour away, a big difference can be spotted. The environment in Brownsville is very friendly, everyone tries to help everyone. People, especially students, are involve in several organizations to give community service. I find it very important that the town has these organizations to help the needy or to help the environment. Overall, I love this city and I like how people shows a union with the neighbor town in Mexico called Matamoros. There is even a holiday to celebrate this union called Charro's Day.