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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.


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Median household income
Local
$18,559
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brownsville demographic reports
Brownsville is on the Monongahela River
Early boatbuilding center. Declined with construction of railroad lines between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Nemacolin Castle
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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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.

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15% of Brownsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Brownsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $209.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.


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Libraries in Brownsville include Brownsville Fr Public Library ... View libraries

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Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownsville political report.

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The average commute time for Brownsville workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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