Brownsville , Cameron County, Texas

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. In the 2010 census it had a population of 175,023 inhabitants 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.

The city has a total area of 146.28 square miles (378.86 km2).

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Brownsville, TX Quick Facts

Population : 182,781 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas
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 : 09:18:56 (14th April 2021)
Zip Code : 78520
Density : 482 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 4.24% (2010-2019)
Weather : 84℉ Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather

Year Population Method
2010 175,023 census
2011 178,154 estimation process
2012 179,652 estimation process
2013 180,648 estimation process
2014 181,656 estimation process
2015 181,528 estimation process
2016 182,311 estimation process
2017 182,384 estimation process
2018 182,333 estimation process
2019 182,781 estimation process

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

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

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People born in Brownsville, TX (44)

Many people were born here, 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, TX.

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brownsville, TX

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 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
La Feria 7,230 City
Port Isabel 6,256 City
Primera 5,130 Town of the United States
Laguna Vista 3,180 Town of the United States
Combes 2,984 Commune in Hérault, France
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
Rancho Viejo 2,460 Town in Cameron County, Texas
Palm Valley 1,240 In Cameron County, Texas, USA, Palm Valley is a town.
Los Indios 1,060 Town of the United States
Indian Lake 854 Town in Cameron County, Texas, United States
Riverside 549 City in Walker County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Brownsville, TX distances to biggest Texas cities

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