Brownsville, Texas 

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+7.4% since 2020

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2.3 / 9.1

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Small border city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. March, November and February are the most pleasant months in Brownsville, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Texas
County: Cameron County
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
City: Brownsville
Zip Codes: 78521 78520 78526 78575
Cost of Living: -26.6% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

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Brownsville, Tx Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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Nearby water recreation
Pleasant winters
Property crime
Heat and humidity
Low educational attainment

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.


The unemployment rate in Brownsville is 10.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brownsville jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Brownsville's cost of living is 26.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Brownsville's Cost of Living

March, November and February are the most pleasant months in Brownsville, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Cameron county remained strongly Democratic, 56.0% to 42.9%. More Voting Stats

Brownsville's population is 183,428 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Brownsville is Real Estate: $127,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Brownsville

It's a good time to buy in Brownsville. Home Appreciation is up 20.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Brownsville is $127,300.
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Reviews for Brownsville   7 Reviews
ignore all comments and data is very inaccurate - 2/26/2019
ignore all comments. There 1 teacher and 30 students per class or 28. I have not run into any drugs or drug addicts in my life. I would suggest stick to good... Read More

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best comfort index - 7/29/2009
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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

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