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Welcome to Brownsville ...

The city of Brownsville is located on the Gulf Coast.

Brownsville is located in Cameron County<1> and is the County Seat for Cameron County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brownsville has a population of 182,342 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Brownsville was established in 1845.

Brownsville is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Brownsville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brownsville is located in the (956) area code.

The ZIP codes for Brownsville: 78520-78523, 78526<4>

Websites for Brownsville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.brownsville.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.brownsvillechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brownsville had an population of 182,342 people. This is an increase of 4.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brownsville had a population of 175,023 people (or 43.09% of the total population of Cameron County). This makes Brownsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Brownsville represents 0.7% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 175,023 people, the population of Brownsville increased 25.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 139,722 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brownsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), 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.

  • San Benito [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Benito
    • San Benito [Cameron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,085 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Benito have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Benito
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Benito<7>
  • Los Fresnos [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Fresnos
    • Los Fresnos [Cameron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Fresnos have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Fresnos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Fresnos<7>
  • Laguna Vista [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laguna Vista
    • Laguna Vista [Cameron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,217 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laguna Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laguna Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laguna Vista<7>
  • Rancho Viejo [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rancho Viejo
    • Rancho Viejo [Cameron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Brownsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,446 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rancho Viejo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancho Viejo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rancho Viejo<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Los Indios [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Indios
      • Los Indios [Cameron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Indios have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Indios
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Indios<7>
    • Indian Lake [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lake
      • Indian Lake [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Lake
    • Bayview [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayview
      • Bayview [Cameron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Brownsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayview<7>
    • Reid Hope King [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reid Hope King
      • Reid Hope King [Cameron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Brownsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reid Hope King have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reid Hope King has also been known as:
      • Reid Hope King Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reid Hope King
    • Villa Pancho [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Pancho
      • Villa Pancho [Cameron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Brownsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Pancho have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Villa Pancho has also been known as:
      • Villa Pancho Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Pancho
    • South Point [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Point
      • South Point [Cameron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Brownsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Point has also been known as:
      • South Point Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point

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 54 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.

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 U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Brownsville

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

Communities in Texas

About Cameron County

About Texas

The official website for Brownsville: www.ci.brownsville.tx.us/

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cameron, 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 city (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Brownsville includes: 78520, 78521, 78522 & 78523.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 25.9083, Longitude: -97.4879    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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