Brownsville, TN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
17,806
0.592% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
21.9%
5.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,890
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$116,900
7.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brownsville, TN had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $44,890. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brownsville, TN declined from 17,912 to 17,806, a −0.592% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,952 to $44,890, a 12.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brownsville, TN are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (50%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%), and White (Hispanic) (0.567%).

None of the households in Brownsville, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Brownsville, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Brownsville, TN was $116,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in Brownsville, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Brownsville, TN was 2 cars per household.

Brownsville, TN borders Jackson, TN and Memphis, TN-MS-AR.

Population & Diversity

Brownsville, TN is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.25% of Brownsville, TN residents were born outside of the country (401 people).

In 2022, there were 1.14 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.91k people) in Brownsville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.78k White (Non-Hispanic) and 530 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Brownsville, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brownsville, TN was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brownsville, TN
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.91k ± 136
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.78k ± 26
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    530 ± 144
4.3%
Hispanic Population
766 people

In 2022, there were 1.14 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.91k people) in Brownsville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.78k White (Non-Hispanic) and 530 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.3% of the people in Brownsville, TN are hispanic (766 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brownsville, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
401 people
2.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
446 people

As of 2022, 2.25% of Brownsville, TN residents (401 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brownsville, TN was 2.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    207 ± 79
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    109 ± 93
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    98 ± 58

Brownsville, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brownsville, TN employs 7.27k people. The largest industries in Brownsville, TN are Manufacturing (1,630 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (862 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,250), Utilities ($53,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,083).

Occupations

7.27k
2022 Value
± 579
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brownsville, TN declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 7.42k employees to 7.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brownsville, TN, are Production Occupations (1,286 people), Management Occupations (614 people), and Material Moving Occupations (599 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brownsville, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.27k
2022 Value
± 579
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brownsville, TN declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 7.42k employees to 7.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brownsville, TN, are Manufacturing (1,630 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (862 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brownsville, TN, though some of these residents may live in Brownsville, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,354
Median earning men ± $3,605
$30,614
Median earning women ± $5,537

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,607), Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,435).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($42,717), Wholesale Trade ($41,442), and Construction ($34,659).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brownsville, TN was $116,900 in 2022, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $108,800 to $116,900, a 7.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Brownsville, TN is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brownsville, TN have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brownsville, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brownsville, TN is $44,890. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Brownsville, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $89,462 and $81,883.

Property

$116,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,862
$4,182
Median Property Taxes
±$388

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brownsville, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brownsville, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.1% of the housing units in Brownsville, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brownsville, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $89,462 and $81,883.

The following map shows all of the counties in Brownsville, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,890
Median Household Income
± $5,609
7.2k
Number of Households
± 555

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.2k households in Brownsville, TN grew to $44,890 from the previous year's value of $39,952.

The following chart displays the households in Brownsville, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brownsville, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (9.02%)
  3. Other (3.91%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in Brownsville, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.02%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (3.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brownsville, TN have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Brownsville, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brownsville, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brownsville, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brownsville, TN (3.85k out of 17.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brownsville, TN is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.6% of the population of Brownsville, TN has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 28.7% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.619% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
35.1%
Employer Coverage
28.7%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.619%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brownsville, TN declined by 0.472% from 11.5% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brownsville, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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