Brownsville, TX Population

Population: 139,722. Estimated population in July 2020: 167,493 (+19.9% change)
Males: 65,783 (47.1%), Females: 73,939 (52.9%)

Cameron County

Zip codes: 78520, 78521, 78526.

Median resident age: 27.7 years
Median household income: $24,468
Median house value: $53,000

Races in Brownsville:

  • Hispanic (91.3%)
  • Other race (14.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (7.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (2.7%), German (1.4%).

Land area: 80.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Brownsville

  • High school or higher: 51.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brownsville city

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

31.6% Foreign born (30.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +23,880 (+20.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Brownsville:

  • BROWNSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER (1040 W JEFFERSON ST)
  • BROWNSVILLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL (4750 NORTH EXPRESSWAY)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (100 A ALTON GLOOR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Brownsville:

  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 6 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 23 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 55 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Brownsville:

Amtrak station:
BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Brownsville:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 6,044; Location: 80 FT BROWN; Public; Website: WWW.UTB.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,556; Location: 80 FT BROWN; Public; Website: www.utb.edu)
  • SOUTH TEXAS VO-TECH BROWNSVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 279; Location: 2255 N CORIA; Private, for-profit)
  • CLINICAL DENTAL CAREERS (Location: 127 E PRICE; Private, for-profit)
  • VOGUE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 2999 N CORIA; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brownsville:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 24 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 56 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 111 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 123 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 127 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)
  • COASTAL BEND COLLEGE (about 173 miles; BEEVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,150)

Schools

Public high schools in Brownsville:

  • HANNA H S (Students: 2,506; Location: 2615 PRICE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIVERA H S (Students: 2,359; Location: 6955 FM 802; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PACE H S (Students: 2,239; Location: 314 W LOS EBANOS BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PORTER H S (Students: 2,064; Location: 3500 INTERNATIONAL BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LOPEZ H S (Students: 1,830; Location: 3205 S DAKOTA AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Brownsville:

  • SUNNYSIDE DAY SCHOOL INC (Students: 97; Location: 1914 N CORIA ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: PO BOX 4220; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Brownsville:

  • DR OLIVEIRA MIDDLE (Students: 1,204; Location: 444 LAND O’ LAKES; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • YTURRIA EL (Students: 1,198; Location: 2955 W TANDY RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BESTEIRO MIDDLE (Students: 1,184; Location: 6280 SOUTHMOST RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VELA MIDDLE (Students: 1,157; Location: 4905 PAREDES LINE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STELL MIDDLE (Students: 1,135; Location: 1105 LOS EBANOS BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BURNS EL (Students: 1,100; Location: 1974 ALTON GLOOR BLVD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GONZALEZ EL (Students: 1,093; Location: 4350 COFFEEPORT RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • VERMILLION ROAD EL (Students: 1,083; Location: 6895 FM 802; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EL JARDIN EL (Students: 1,054; Location: 6911 BOCA CHICA BLVD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EGLY EL (Students: 1,047; Location: 445 LAND O’LAKES; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Brownsville:

  • ST MARYS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 1300 LOS EBANOS BLVD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • THE EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 34 NORTH CORIA STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • FIRST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 1600 BOCA CHICA BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • KENMONT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 267; Location: 2734 N CORIA; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST LUKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 2850 EAST PRICE ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY (Students: 245; Location: 244 RESACA BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59; Location: 1944 ALTON GLOOR BLVD; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • MARIA’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 47; Location: 128 WEST JEFFERSON; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BROWNSVILLE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 243 OLD PORT ISABEL RD; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Brownsville:

  • BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,130,355; Location: 2600 CENTRAL BLVD; 183,828 books; 645 video materials; 261 serial subscriptions)

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