Brownsville, Minnesota

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Brownsville, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Brownsville Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Brownsville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Brownsville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Brownsville, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Working at Home 5 2
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 5
People Living Alone 4 4

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Brownsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houston
Metro Area La Crosse
Standard Zip Codes 55919
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.694
Longitude -91.279

Brownsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GENOA DAM 8
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station SPARTA
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
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Brownsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 517 100%
Male 274 53%
Female 243 47%
Under 18 120 23.2%
18+ 397 76.8%
65+ 71 13.7%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.91
White 514 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Brownsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 531
Growth 14
Growth % 2.7%

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
German 48.4%
Norwegian 15.3%
Irish 10.7%
English 6.1%
US/American 5.1%
Swedish 2.2%
French Canadian 1.7%
Luxemburger 1.7%
Czech 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Russian 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Danish 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
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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:

Reno (55919)

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 517 $51,875
Caledonia 2,965 $45,679
Dakota 329 $53,929
Eitzen 229 $36,607
Hokah 614 $36,000
Houston 1,020 $38,462
La Crescent 4,923 $54,708
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