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Welcome to Brownsville ...

Brownsville is located in Fayette County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brownsville has a population of 2,226 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brownsville.

Brownsville is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brownsville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Brownsville: 15417<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brownsville had an population of 2,226 people. This is a decrease of 4.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brownsville had a population of 2,331 people. This makes Brownsville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Brownsville represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 391st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,331 people, the population of Brownsville decreased 16.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,804 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brownsville.

Adding Brownsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brownsville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Brownsville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brownsville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brownsville ...

While we believe that this Brownsville is located in Fayette County, we know of another 4 Pennsylvania communities named Brownsville. Those communities are located in the following counties: Berks, Franklin, Huntingdon and Schuylkill County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 58 communities that are also named Brownsville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (6), Ontario (2), Oregon, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Vermont, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brownsville.

Communities near Brownsville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brownsville.

  • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson Hills
    • Jefferson Hills [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,136 people
    • Jefferson Hills has also been known as:
    • Jefferson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson Hills
  • Uniontown [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
    • Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,632 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<6>
  • Connellsville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connellsville
    • Connellsville [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connellsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connellsville<6>
  • Monessen [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monessen
    • Monessen [Westmoreland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,176 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monessen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monessen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monessen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clairton [Allegheny County]
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      • Clairton [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clairton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clairton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clairton<6>
    • Donora [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donora
      • Donora [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,546 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donora<6>
    • Monongahela [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongahela
      • Monongahela [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongahela have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongahela
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongahela<6>
    • Scottdale [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottdale
      • Scottdale [Westmoreland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,060 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottdale<6>
    • Charleroi [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleroi
      • Charleroi [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,887 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleroi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleroi<6>
    • Waynesburg [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesburg
      • Waynesburg [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesburg<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brownsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brownsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brownsville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brownsville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brownsville. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brownsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brownsville ...

Looking for more information about Brownsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brownsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brownsville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Fayette County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brownsville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fayette County: www.fayettepa.org

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brownsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brownsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Brownsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brownsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brownsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brownsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrownsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0212, Longitude: -79.8883    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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