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Brownsville, TX

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Brownsville is the 16th largest city in the entire state of Texas, and it houses a population of 180,097, as of the 2010 census. The greater metropolitan area has an even larger population, at 415,557 people. Brownsville has one of the largest metropolitan areas on the United States-Mexico border. It’s location on the southernmost tip of Texas makes it a unique place for the mix of American and Mexican culture, and it’s no secret that the Brownsville area is growing faster than most cities in the United States.

Apartments in Brownsville TX


$1300 Three bedroom in San Benito-520 W Palm
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$1900 Two bedroom in South Padre Island-131 E Atol
Beds: 2
Baths: 3


$1250 Two bedroom in Port Isabel-61 Torrey Pines
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


Fun-N-Sun Resort
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Fun-N-Sun Resort
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Fun-N-Sun Resort
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Brownsville, TX is
5 to 9
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.47%
  • 6.62%
  • 6.9%
  • Female
  • 6.14%
  • 7.43%
  • 7.45%
is average rent in Brownsville, TX
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.22%
  • 6.38%
  • 4.78%
of units are available for rent in Brownsville
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1132
  • 250
  • 2321
Getting Around in Brownsville, TX

Brownsville has multiple options for transportation. The Brownsville Urban System, known to the locals as BUS, has 14 different buses which cover 11 different routes throughout the city. Most of the city residents use the busing system to get around. There are always major highways and bridges in the region, including US Routes 77, 83, and 281, along with the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge, and the Gateway International Bridge.

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The average commuter time in Brownsville is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.31%
  • 11.21%
  • 1.34%

Port of Brownsville

<p>The Port of Brownsville is a city owned and governed deep water seaport. The seaport is often used as a spot on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, where consumer goods and freight are shipped from place to place along the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway has been running for over 50 years and stands as one of the South's major waterways, as it connects to the Mississippi River. Though most of the port is owned by the city, its commerce rules are dictated by the Brownsville Navigation District, which is actually an elected Board of Commissioners that answers to the Texas State Legislature.</p>

The University of Texas at Brownsville

<p>The University of Texas at Brownsville is a facility of higher learning associated with the University of Texas, which is located in Austin. The University of Texas at Brownsville has over 13,836 students and is part of the state's public university system. At one point, the institution had an international students program that brought in a significant amount of Mexican students, but that program has since been scrapped. As a liberal arts college, the University of Texas at Brownsville has a diverse course offering, including International Technology, Education, and Math and Science degrees, along with the regular degrees in the Social Sciences.</p>