Brownsville, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Brownsville had a population of 917 as of July 1, 2015. Brownsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownsville is located at latitude 37.1949 and longitude -86.2653 in Edmonson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brownsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Edmonson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Brownsville (GNIS ID: 2403940) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brownsville is located within Brownsville Division of Edmonson County.

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: Point Pleasant.

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


Total Population 917
Population in Households 862
Population in Familes 691
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 234 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $114,331
Average Home Value $109,188


Median Household Income $30,859
Average Household Income $39,108
Per Capita Income $16,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.21%
Households 1.91% 1.26%
Families 5.16% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownsville to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 247 53rd
Population Density1 # 430 18th
Diversity Index2 # 424 19th
Median Household Income # 409 22nd
Per Capita Income # 431 18th

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