Brownsville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownsville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Brownsville had a population of 2,244 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Brownsville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,244
Daytime Population: Workers 641
Daytime Population: Residents 1,378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,019
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 2,244
Population in Familes 1,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,297
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $20,381
Average Household Income $33,904
Per Capita Income $15,683


Total Housing Units 1,406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 368 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $59,649
Average Home Value $71,721


Total Households 1,038
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 543
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.4%
Households -0.51% -0.39%
Families -0.69% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Brownsville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownsville to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 588 67th
Population Density # 592 67th
Diversity Index # 217 88th
Median Household Income # 1752 1st
Per Capita Income # 1748 1st

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