Brownsville, Texas Population 2019

Brownsville, Texas's estimated population is 183,299 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Brownsville, Texas is the 16th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1385.33 people/mi² (534.88 people/km²), with a household density of 164.33 people/km² (425.62 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 30.3 years, 27.2 years for males, and 32.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 56,316 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%, with a median rent of $681/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $85,900.

The median income for households in Brownsville, Texas is $35,636, while the mean household income is $49,824. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017183,2995630.31%
2016182,7369680.53%
2015181,768380.02%
2014181,7301,0870.60%
2013180,6431,1250.63%
2012179,5181,4340.81%
2011178,0842,7061.54%
2010175,37835,6562.30%
2000139,72240,7603.51%
199098,96213,9651.53%
198084,99732,4754.93%
197052,5224,4820.90%
196048,04011,9742.91%
195036,06613,9835.03%
194022,083620.03%
193022,02110,2306.45%
192011,7911,2741.15%
191010,5174,2125.25%
19006,3051710.28%
18906,1341,1962.19%
18804,938330.07%
18704,9052,1716.02%
18602,7340.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White173,756
Some Other Race4,639
Asian1,223
Two or More Races1,168
Black or African American772
American Indian and Alaska Native496
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Brownsville Tx Population Pyramid 2019

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Brownsville Tx Median Age

30.3


Total

27.2


Male

32.9


Female

Brownsville Tx Adults

There are 124,336 adults, (20,637 of whom are seniors) in Brownsville Tx.

Brownsville Tx Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Brownsville Tx Sex Ratio

Female

94,290

51.78%

Male

87,793

48.22%

Brownsville Tx Households and Families

Brownsville Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Brownsville Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
All62.4%37.6%
Male55.8%44.2%
Female50.8%49.2%
Non Family47.8%52.2%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brownsville Tx Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,1083.5362.4
Married26,8854.1173.4
Female11,7604.0750.8
Non Family9,5221.1447.8
Male2,9413.8355.8

4

Average Family Size

3.53

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brownsville Tx Households

Brownsville Tx Education

Brownsville Tx Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade22,07821.55%
9th to 12th Grade14,68214.33%
High School Graduate23,54722.98%
Some College16,77616.37%
Associates Degree6,0665.92%
Bachelors Degree14,41814.07%
Graduate Degree4,8894.77%

Brownsville Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic94,71858,62216,515
White6,1375,6942,239
Other Race3,1441,871299
Asian791612357
Multiple Races544417164
Native American4783808
Black464386160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 45.13%.

Brownsville Tx Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,746$27,477$20,522
Less Than High School$16,659$20,892$13,527
High School Grad$20,020$22,831$17,141
Some College$24,706$29,620$21,287
Bachelors Degree$41,715$46,270$38,818
Graduate Degree$53,189$60,682$51,059

$23,746

Average Earnings

$27,477

Average Male

$20,522

Average Female

Brownsville Tx Language

Brownsville Tx Language by Age

Brownsville Tx Language

13.67% of Brownsville Tx residents speak only English, while 86.33% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 85.29% of the population.

Brownsville Tx Poverty

Brownsville Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic169,28655,15732.58%
White8,5791,15413.45%
Other4,5971,09023.71%
Multiple1,16024621.21%
Black67113219.67%
Native4965611.29%
Asian1,223413.35%

31.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.80%

Male Poverty Rate

32.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brownsville Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brownsville Tx is Hispanic, with 32.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brownsville Tx is Asian, with 3.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.34%.

Brownsville Tx Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.94%
High School26.71%
Some College15.08%
Bachelors or Greater8.05%

Brownsville Tx Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.65%
Male Unemployed30.36%
Female Employed16.81%
Male Employed15.22%

Brownsville Tx Income

Brownsville Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,636$49,824
Families$39,714$53,746
Married Families$50,145$63,887
Non Families$15,842$28,554

Brownsville Tx Marital Status

Brownsville Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Brownsville Tx Married by Age and Sex

Brownsville Tx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Brownsville Tx Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Brownsville Tx Veterans

Brownsville Tx Veterans by War

4,293

Number of Veterans

3,978

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,305
First Gulf War1,073
Second Gulf War968
Korea338
World War II202

Brownsville Tx Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,192
75+955
65 to 74914
55 to 64722
18 to 34510

Brownsville Tx Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0413.42%
Hispanic3,1862.76%
Black8713.64%
Other722.03%
Indian6513.43%
2 or More284.37%

Brownsville Tx Veterans by Education

11.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brownsville Tx Employment Status

Brownsville Tx Employment by Age

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Brownsville Tx Employment by Race

Brownsville Tx Employment by Education

Brownsville Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.97%

Born in Texas

70.50%

Native Born

29.50%

Foreign Born

19.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

70.50% of Brownsville Tx residents were born in the United States, with 62.97% having been born in Texas. 19.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.