Brownsville, FL

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Population

16,615

4.76% growth

Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$22,299

12.6% growth

Poverty Rate

36.7%


Number of Employees

5,552

10.8% growth

Median Property Value

$124,400

14.8% growth

About

In 2017, Brownsville, FL had a population of 16.6k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $22,299. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brownsville, FL grew from 15,860 to 16,615, a 4.76% increase and its median household income grew from $19,796 to $22,299, a 12.6% increase.

The population of Brownsville, FL is 63.3% Black or African American Alone, 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.31% White Alone. 30.4% of the people in Brownsville, FL speak a non-English language, and 85.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Brownsville, FL is $124,400, and the homeownership rate is 32.2%. Most people in Brownsville, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Brownsville, FL is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Brownsville, FL employs 5.55k people. The largest industries in Brownsville, FL are Retail Trade (819 people), Transportation & Warehousing (640 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (623 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($36,106), Public Administration ($33,021), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($32,875).

Median household income in Brownsville, FL is $22,299. Males in Brownsville, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Brownsville, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$22,299

2017 value

± $2,537

12.6%

1 Year Growth

± 12.1%

Households in Brownsville, FL have a median annual income of $22,299, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $19,796 in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Brownsville, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Brownsville, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brownsville, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 18.02

  2. Census Tract 17.02

  3. Census Tract 17.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brownsville, FL was Census Tract 18.02 with a value of $30,648, followed by Census Tract 17.02 and Census Tract 17.01, with respective values of $24,056 and $21,336.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brownsville, FL (6.03k out of 16.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    4,074 ± 507

  2. Hispanic

    1,559 ± 296

  3. White

    1,540 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brownsville, FL is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.55k

2017 Value

± 521

10.8%

1 Year growth

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brownsville, FL grew at a rate of 10.8%, from 5.01k employees to 5.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brownsville, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (753 people), Sales & Related Occupations (677 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (524 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brownsville, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brownsville, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (753 people), Sales & Related Occupations (677 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brownsville, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (3.36 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.48 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brownsville, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($57,556), Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($43,676), and Management Occupations ($39,659).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.55k

2017 Value

± 521

10.8%

1 Year growth

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brownsville, FL grew at a rate of 10.8%, from 5.01k employees to 5.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brownsville, FL, are Retail Trade (819 people), Transportation & Warehousing (640 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brownsville, FL, though some of these residents may live in Brownsville, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Brownsville, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (819 people), Transportation & Warehousing (640 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brownsville, FL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.71 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.72 times), and Construction (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brownsville, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($36,106), Public Administration ($33,021), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($32,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

75.4% of the population of Brownsville, FL has health coverage, with 22.8% on employee plans, 39.9% on Medicaid, 6.28% on Medicare, 6.16% on non-group plans, and 0.313% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Brownsville, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Brownsville, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

24.6%

Uninsured

22.8%

Employer Coverage

39.9%

Medicaid

6.28%

Medicare

6.16%

Non-Group

0.313%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brownsville, FL declined by 5.81% from 26.1% to 24.6%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Brownsville, FL is home to a population of 16.6k people, from which 85.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 25.4% of Brownsville, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Brownsville, FL is composed of 10.5k Black or African American Alone residents (63.3%), 5.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (32.3%), 383 White Alone residents (2.31%), 184 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.11%), 135 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.813%), 21 Two or More Races residents (0.126%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brownsville, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,401 speakers), Hebrew (170 speakers), and French Creole (32 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brownsville, FL was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Brownsville, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brownsville, FL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 25.4% of Brownsville, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brownsville, FL was 21.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Brownsville, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Brownsville, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

85.1%

2017 Citizenship

86.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.1% of Brownsville, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brownsville, FL was 86.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    10.5k ± 1.17k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.37k ± 888

  3. White Alone

    383 ± 268

In 2017, there were 1.96 times more Black or African American Alone residents (10.5k people) in Brownsville, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.37k Hispanic or Latino and 383 White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brownsville, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,401 speakers (28.9%)

  2. Hebrew

    170 speakers (1.12%)

  3. French Creole

    32 speakers (0.21%)

30.4% of Brownsville, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Brownsville, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 28.9% of the overall population of Brownsville, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.12% speak Hebrew and 0.21% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    130 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    68 ± 54

  3. World War II

    6 ± 10

Brownsville, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brownsville, FL was $124,400 in 2017, which is 0.572 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,400 to $124,400, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Brownsville, FL is 32.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brownsville, FL have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brownsville, FL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$22,299

Median Household Income

± $2,537

5.2k

Number of Households

± 484

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.2k households in Brownsville, FL grew to $22,299 from the previous year's value of $19,796.

The following chart displays the households in Brownsville, FL 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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Housing

Property Value

$124,400

2017 Median

± $17,328

$108,400

2016 Median

± $11,114

In 2017, the median property value in Brownsville, FL grew to to $124,400 from the previous year's value of $108,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brownsville, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brownsville, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brownsville, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brownsville, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

32.2%

2017 Homeownership

31%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 32.2% of the housing units in Brownsville, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 31%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brownsville, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brownsville, FL have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in Brownsville, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.6%

  2. Public Transit

    12%

  3. Carpooled

    7.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brownsville, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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