Brownsville, TX

183,888 Population
132.4 square miles 1,381.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,381.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.9%
was 58.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
29.0%
was 30.6%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
31.7%
was 33.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
11.2%
was 9.7%
Ranked 28th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
8.2
was 7
Ranked 39th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
33.3%
was 34.8%
Ranked 56th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$34,050
was $33,821
Ranked 56th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.4
50
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.6
was 0.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
271.4
was 260.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,139.7
was 4,316.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
57,563
was 54,965
Ranked 18th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$647
was $641
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
657
was 634
 
Occupied Housing Units
52,309
was 49,682
 
Homeownership Rate
62.0%
was 62.5%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
545
was 570
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
434.6
was 415.0
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.9%
was 22.1%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
112
was 64
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.5
was 3.6
Ranked 4th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
12.0
was 11.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.6
was 3.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.2%
was 84.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
55.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
95.2%
was 91.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
64.0%
was 64.3%
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.1%
was 18.4%
Ranked 51st Highest in TX

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