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%

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
    158
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    549
    1
  • Theft
    3,514
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    0

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%
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Brownsville Reviews

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Brownsville, Texas is a loving city. The food here is absolutely amazing, the people are so friendly. Every time I attend football games the fans act like on big family. When you visit Brownsville it feels like a home you have always wanted. The heat in Brownsville is no joke! Our winters are not cold at all, the lowest it can get is maybe 60 but we never receive snow down in the valley.
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Brownsville Texas is not the place to go if you are looking for safety or simply a place to find some sort of entertainment. Growing up in Brownsville consisted of seeing poverty all around along with gangs and an abundance of Mexican people blasting Mexican music until three AM when the party is just about ready to wind down. However, there was some certain advantages that came along with being right next to the border. Like I mentioned before, there is an abundance of Mexican people in this city which gives us Mexican culture therefore gifting us with an outstanding variety of Mexican foods and dishes which are also what Brownsville is all about. Although Brownsville is not the ideal place to raise your children, it's schools aren't the worse and the food is great creating a reasonably average city.
A beautiful city set in a tropical environment, with many palm trees and lakes dotting the city. Seems to be an up and coming city with many new stores/restaurants opening. The beach is only 20 minutes away! Overall an excellent place to live in, very relaxing.