Brownsville, TX

183,829 Population
132.4 square miles 1,388 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,388
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
62.4%
was 58.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
29.3%
was 29.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
31.5%
was 31.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
13.5%
was 11.2%
Ranked 17th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.7
was 7
Ranked 33rd Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
28.6%
was 33.3%
Ranked 55th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$34,255
was $34,050
Ranked 56th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.4
49.4
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
55,435
was 57,563
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$658
was $647
Ranked 56th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
657
was 634
 
Occupied Housing Units
50,289
was 52,309
 
Homeownership Rate
63.9%
was 62.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
545
was 570
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
418.5
was 434.6
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.1%
was 20.9%
Ranked 17th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
112
was 64
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.6
was 3.5
Ranked 2nd 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
84.8%
was 89.2%
Ranked 54th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
56.9%
Ranked 56th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
95.0%
was 95.2%
Ranked 41st Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
62.3%
was 64.0%
Ranked 56th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.3%
was 16.1%
Ranked 49th Highest in TX

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