Brownsville, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownsville, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brownsville had a population of 459 as of July 1, 2016. Brownsville ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownsville is located at latitude 43.7011 and longitude -91.288 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brownsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The City of Brownsville (GNIS ID: 2393441) 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brownsville: City of Brownsville.

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


Total Population 459
Population in Households 458
Population in Familes 386
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 262
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $160,833
Average Home Value $232,027


Median Household Income $51,370
Average Household Income $71,091
Per Capita Income $29,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.31%
Households -0.08% -0.09%
Families 1.99% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownsville to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 523 42nd
Population Density1 # 647 29th
Diversity Index2 # 832 8th
Median Household Income # 502 45th
Per Capita Income # 321 65th

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