Brownsville, Texas 

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Population

183,887

86% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.9%

Median Income

$32,288

Avg. Home Price

$85,000

Best Places to Live in Brownsville, Texas

Small border city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Property crime
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment

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What Bert Has To Say About Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area

Located at the extreme southern tip of Texas and the continental U.S., Brownsville is a thriving border town and minor resort area mainly serving wintering Texans. It anchors the subtropical Lower Rio Grande Valley, a vast area spreading 60 miles west and 30 miles north, a business-friendly area clustered with small towns, agriculture, and commercial and manufacturing interests tied to Mexico and free trade status. Brownsville is a major trading center and “maquiladora” or border zone manufacturing center for U.S. companies and an international seaport. There are Gulf Coast beach areas about 20 miles east of town at the mouth of the Rio Grande, notably South Padre Island, a favorite winter and spring-break destination.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Cameron County
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
City: Brownsville
Zip Codes: 78521 78520 78526 78575
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Brownsville is 7.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brownsville jobs have increased by 0.07%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Brownsville's cost of living is 22.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Brownsville's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Brownsville's population is 183,887 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 85.82%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Brownsville is $85,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.94%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Brownsville public schools spend $9,815 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Brownsville. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Brownsville

It's a good time to buy in Brownsville. Home Appreciation is up 7.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Brownsville Real Estate.

The median home price in Brownsville is $85,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Why Brownsville?? - 7/25/2008
I'm often asked "Why Brownsville?" since I'm well traveled and have experienced South America, Europe, East Coast and West Coast. Then know allot of the credit for my... Read More

I lived in Brownsville 19 years - 2/10/2008
It was a terrible place to live. Everyone I knew did drugs-smart people, dumb people, rich people, etc. Most people have at least one relative that is in prison because... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
78521 78520 78526 78575
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