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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Brownsville is a city in Texas with a population of 182,083. Brownsville is in Cameron County. Living in Brownsville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brownsville there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Brownsville and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Brownsville are above average.
About Brownsville...
Population
182,083

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$681
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Brownsville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    139.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    356.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,361.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%

Working in Brownsville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,636
National
$55,322
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Brownsville, Texas has the freedom to a beach coast and an island that can bring in more tourist. The city also has a zoo for people who prefer family-friendly places. There is a lot of notable history in Brownsville and its very much underrated. Brownsville needs to understand that it could be better since its also a border town to Matamoros, Tampulias Mexico; I believe that if there were more hotspots for the young adults, family oriented business were to move here, Brownsville could possibly be the new San Francisco. We even have SpaceX with Elon Musk! How cool is that? We just need to improve and polish here and there, so that tourist and Browsvillians enjoy their time in the city.
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Brownsville has a lot of things to offer. For one, it has multiple high schools that are well-known for their excellence. For example, on an extracurricular aspect, Brownsville schools are known to advance to nationals for organizations like HOSA and SkillsUSA. Another thing about this city has a lot of things to do. We have a local zoo, a mall, great restaurants-- all of these places are great locations that enhance the city. One thing that I'd say about Brownsville, though, is that it is a very close-minded place. Most people in this area are from Hispanic/Latino descent, and the majority of the population has particular feelings about certain issues. Overall, though, the city is awesome!
Its a "little" big town, every place is easy and fast to get to, though some streets are poorly maintained. Quite a bit of neighborhoods are dangerous, even during the day. Though, its the complete opposite in the better neighborhoods, there is little to no danger at all. Schools are above average, there's a lot of open property, there are job opportunities everywhere! The last thing to note is ethnicity, most people are Hispanic. There are little to no people in any other race.