565 reviews
  1. City in Texas
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  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
B-
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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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.
I am currently 15 years old and I have lived in Brownsville, Texas all my life. Living in Brownsville is quite interesting because we only live about 5 minutes from the border to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. As for stuff to do for children and teens like me, there really isn't anything. Brownsville is more like a retirement town as people say. It's actually quite boring for the children living in this town, many people just go to Harlingen or McAllen, which is about 30 minutes to an hour away, to do something fun with the family. The weather here is always really hot and humid, especially during the summer. During the winter it usually gets cooler, but it still is pretty hot. If you are someone who wants to move to a town that has cold winters, Brownsville isn't for you. Brownsville is currently growing as a city, but they aren't building anything for the children that like in their town.
Brownsville is moderated in size; not to small and not to big. I like how there are parks and thoes parks have sports leagues;therefore, children all ages are interacting and being physical actice. This means healtier children and happy families. Brownsville has all kinds of help from affortable public transportation to catholic church food pantrys for the needy families. Thee schools have their own trasportation for the students and have a budget for evens or field trips. The city i well maintained and th police officers do a good job protecting the citizens. I wouldnt change anything from Brownsville because i believe is perfect in it's own way.