Brownsville, Kentucky

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Brownsville, Kentucky

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High Points

Brownsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 11% Brownsville Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Brownsville, Kentucky

Comparing Brownsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 5
Low Violent Crime 5 3

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Brownsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles SE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Edmonson
Standard Zip Codes 42210
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.192
Longitude -86.267

Brownsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
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Brownsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 921 100%
Male 387 42%
Female 534 58%
Under 18 187 20.3%
18+ 734 79.7%
65+ 220 23.9%
Median Age 43.2
Average Family Size 2.81
White 906 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Brownsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,039
Growth 118
Growth % 12.8%

Brownsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 38.4%
English 17.8%
Irish 13.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
German 8.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Scottish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
European 1%
Dutch 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brownsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Huff (42210)
Lindseyville (42210)
Sunfish (42210)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brownsville 921 $21,250
Bowling Green 49,296 $40,320
Horse Cave 2,252 $28,026
Oakland 260 $45,938
Park City 517 $36,042
Plum Springs 447 $38,250
Smiths Grove 784 $43,750

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Edmonson County Public Library
Brownsville, Kentucky
(270) 597-2146

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Brownsville High Schools (2004)

Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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