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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Brownsville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 764. Brownsville is in Edmonson County. Living in Brownsville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Brownsville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brownsville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    480.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Brownsville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,464
National
$55,322
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Brownsville Reviews

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Brownsville is a very small town. It has two fast food restaurant chains, Subway and Dairy Queen. It has a sport center that is mostly baseball/softball fields. We have a minute mart and a tattoo parlor. But with it being a small town you might end up know everyone, if not everyone then most. I personally loved going to school there. I took theatre while in high school an that's where I met one of the most amazing people I know, Mrs. Jennifer Dooley. She taught me how to walk on this earth with confidence and my head held high no matter what is going on in my life. We are big on sports. But the drama and band kids are left to raise our own money. I'd like to see those departments get some attention and money like the sports department does.
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Brownsville, KY is a very small town. There's no red lights. Everyone attends church and if you don't show, you're the main topic for the next 2 days. Everyone knows who you are, they know your background. The people here are extremely friendly and most would give you the shirts off their backs. I didn't really care for my education I received in the Edmonson County High School. The teachers were more there for themselves or for those students with the special last names. I never really had to study to get good grades. I never could write according to one teacher. I learned the basics and watched several other kids get pushed through the system. Most people that I was in school with left this town and became teachers or winded up in jail. I'd really like to see the educational system change. Teachers should encourage kids to become something instead of staying at their poverty state and never changing.
I married into the county and have loved the friendliness and closeness of the people. The land is good for many crops and just for acreage.