Brownsville Cameron County, Texas

Brownsville: County seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States

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Brownsville is a city located in the county of Cameron in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 175,023 and a population density of 462 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 182,781 inhabitants.

The city was created 172 years ago in 1848.


Brownsville is located at 25°54'6"N 97°29'51"W (25.9017500, -97.4974800).

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Brownsville Skyline


Brownsville forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind 5 to 14 mph. more

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Brownsville Quick Facts

Population : 182,781 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Cameron County
Postal code : 78522
Phone Area Codes : 956
Area : 378.86 km2
Altitude : 33 feet / 10 meters
Capital city : Brownsville is capital of Cameron County
Establishment : January 01, 1849 (172 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 02:52:01 (1st August 2021)
Density : 482 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 4.24% (2010-2019)
Weather : 94℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather

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The population of Brownsville increased by 4.24% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 175,023 - census
2011 178,154 1.76% estimation process
2012 179,652 0.83% estimation process
2013 180,648 0.55% estimation process
2014 181,656 0.55% estimation process
2015 181,528 -0.07% estimation process
2016 182,311 0.43% estimation process
2017 182,384 0.04% estimation process
2018 182,333 -0.03% estimation process
2019 182,781 0.25% estimation process

Brownsville zip code is 78520. County name: Cameron, County fips: 48061

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People born in Brownsville (44)

People born in Brownsville, including country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor Kris Kristofferson, United States Navy admiral Bill Studeman, actress Shelbie Bruce, you can see a list of people who born in Brownsville.


College & universities near Brownsville

Code Name City ZIP
227377 Texas Southmost College Brownsville (TX) 78520
456922 South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville Brownsville (TX) 78520
459532 Salon & Spa Institute Brownsville (TX) 78520-8809
459967 Southern Careers Institute-Brownsville Brownsville (TX) 78520
455974 South Texas Training Center San Benito (TX) 78586

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brownsville

Code Name Address Type
BSV Brownsville, Texas 1134 E. St. Charles Street BUS
HGN Harlingen, Texas 215 E. Monroe Ave. BUS
MEN McAllen, Texas 1501 West US Hwy 83 Business BUS

Other places with the same name (11)

Other cities in Cameron County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cameron County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Harlingen 65,022 Harlingen is a city in the county of Cameron, in the central portion of the southern U.
San Benito 24,243 In Cameron County, Texas, USA, San Benito is a town.
Los Fresnos 7,837 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States
La Feria 7,230 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Cameron Park 6,963 Census designated place
Cameron Park Colonia 6,963 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States of America
Port Isabel 6,256 City in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Primera 5,130 Town of the United States
Laureles 3,692 Census designated place in Texas, USA
Laguna Heights 3,488 Place in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Laguna Vista 3,180 Town of the United States
Combes 2,984 Town of the United States
La Paloma 2,903 La Paloma, in Cameron County, Texas, United States, is a census-designated place (CDP).
South Padre Island 2,778 Town in Texas, United States
Santa Rosa 2,723 The town of Cameron County, Texas, U.
Rio Hondo 2,707 City in Texas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Brownsville distances to largest Texas cities

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