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People

Total Population 857
Male Share of the Population 43.8%
Female Share of the Population 56.2%
Senior Citizens 38.3%
Employed Population 16+ 272
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 37.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.5%
Median Earnings25+ $20,857
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,917

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,781
% Above Poverty Level 71.3%
% Below Poverty Level 28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 44.9%
Median Gross Rent $514
Median House Value $55,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NOLIN RIVER LAKE
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
Station BOWLING GREEN FAA AP
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
Station BARREN RIVER LAKE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bowling Green 61,617 $47,178
Horse Cave 2,238 $32,107
Oakland 204 $59,167
Park City 475 $50,625
Plum Springs 472 $58,250
Smiths Grove 811 $57,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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EDMONSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
220 WILDCAT WAY
270-597-2151
Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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