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Brownsville is a borough in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.
The community was named for Thomas Brown, landholder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Brownsville. For links to other places called Brownsville, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brownsville is 40.023N. The longitude is -79.884W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,715.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brownsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15417 ZIP code.
11% of Brownsville residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brownsville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brownsville was $13,404, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Brownsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brownsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $209. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Libraries in Brownsville include Brownsville Fr Public Library ... View libraries
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownsville political report.
The average commute time for Brownsville workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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