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
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$673
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Brownwood 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
    302
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    138
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    762
    1
  • Theft
    2,910
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,644
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Brownwood Reviews

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I am 26 and was raised in Brownwood, Texas from the age of 10. There is not much to offer here so I left at the first opportunity I had after high school only to return in need of financial assistance, which is unfortunate because the town doesn't have much to offer when it comes to jobs, success, and achievement. Pay rate is low and cost of living is high. Therefore, my only option to leave again is to complete my already started nursing degree and transfer to a BSN program. I am lucky that a nursing program is offered here because for several years nursing college options were none existent. Unfortunately, tutoring here is minimal so I must rely on my motivation and skillfulness of search engines. Other than that, the town is growing and is quite safe to raise kids, or so my mother always said. That is if you don't want your child to be cultured in anything but redneck, country ways or "wanna-be" thug life.
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Brownwood is a small town. I have found that Brownwood is a very hospitable town. Everyone is very nice. The lake is beautiful and has many activity's. Not very many big name stores here in Brownwood, but a lot of smaller and self owned businesses. The mall is small but hey at least we have one. The mall has a movie theater in it. Recently they have opened up the lyric theater. The have put on several plays since the opening and have had rave reviews. Brownwood has many parks throughout the town from small to big. The town has many places to eat weather it be fast food you are interested in or a sit down restaurant. Overall Brownwood is a great place to live or to visit.
Being a small town, everyone knows everyone so crime is pretty low. When we get vandalism sprees it is most often bored teens up to no good. I believe the whole town operates in a very routine way and any deviations are noted. Law enforcement does their job, sadly the court system here is very small town in that they pretty much do whatever they want. Recently a minority was given a lifetime sentence for attacking his fiances daughter which is horrible and he got life which I think is extreme considering we have repeating sex offenders or murders who get sentenced to less. With a small town mentality I believe it is more on who you know that justice which is sad.