Brownsville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Brownsville had a population of 2,263 as of July 1, 2015. Brownsville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownsville is located at latitude 40.0189 and longitude -79.89 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Brownsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Borough of Brownsville (GNIS ID: 1215223) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brownsville: Bridgeport-subdivision, Fort Burd, Redstone Old Fort.

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Brownsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,263
Population in Households 2,263
Population in Familes 1,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,317
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,057
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 552
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $79,796
Average Home Value $88,415


Median Household Income $25,154
Average Household Income $36,829
Per Capita Income $17,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.31%
Households -0.36% -0.23%
Families -0.64% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Brownsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownsville to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 584 67th
Population Density1 # 596 66th
Diversity Index2 # 214 88th
Median Household Income # 1748 1st
Per Capita Income # 1689 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.