Brownsville, Texas 

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Population

182,083

+7.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.3%

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. March, November and February are the most pleasant months in Brownsville, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Cost of living
Nearby water recreation
Pleasant winters
Cons
Property crime
Heat and humidity
Low educational attainment
 $195,000 
7190 Lago Vista Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 4 | 1780 SqFt
 $209,000 
6963 Heritage Oak Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1780 SqFt
 $250,000 
950 S Indiana Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 4176 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brownsville jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Brownsville's cost of living is 29.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Brownsville's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

VOTING
Cameron county voted Democratic in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Republican in 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Brownsville's population is 182,083 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.4%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Brownsville is $88,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%. 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. More Education



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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 $88,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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ZIP CODES IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
78521 78520 78526 78575

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$195,000
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