Brownsville, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownsville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Brownsville had a population of 10,357 as of July 1, 2016. Brownsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownsville is located at latitude 35.5881 and longitude -89.2575 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brownsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Haywood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

The City of Brownsville (GNIS ID: 2403941) 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.

The City of Brownsville is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Haywood 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, 2016.

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Brownsville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,357
Population in Households 10,275
Population in Familes 8,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 1,015
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 4,151
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,724
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,071 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,080 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 439 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $105,251
Average Home Value $140,046


Median Household Income $29,561
Average Household Income $43,005
Per Capita Income $17,413
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.04%
Households 0.09% 0.03%
Families -0.04% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownsville to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 57 87th
Population Density1 # 68 84th
Diversity Index2 # 14 97th
Median Household Income # 370 14th
Per Capita Income # 354 17th

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