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Brownsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Brownsville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of Brownsville.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fayette County at latitude 40.0237 and longitude -79.8839. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Brownsville (see map) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

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

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Brownsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,248
Population in Households 2,248
Population in Familes 1,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,301
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,048
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 535 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 513 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $65,497
Average Home Value $66,822


Median Household Income $28,081
Average Household Income $37,197
Per Capita Income $17,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.85% -0.62%
Households -0.64% -0.6%
Families -0.92% -0.78%
Median Household Income   4.52%
Per Capita Income   3.38%
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, 2014 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 # 586 67th
Population Density1 # 598 66th
Diversity Index2 # 217 88th
Median Household Income # 1720 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1658 6th

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