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Brownsville
Location of Brownsville, Minnesota
Location of Brownsville, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Houston
Area
 • Total 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Land 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
705 ft (215 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 466
 • Estimate 
(2019)
505
 • Density 273.12/sq mi (105.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55919
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-08218
GNIS feature ID 0640547

Brownsville is a city in Houston County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 466 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Brownsville has been in operation since 1852. Brownsville was platted in 1854 by the brothers Job and Charles Brown, and named for them.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.94 square miles (5.02 km2), of which 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 26 and County Road 3 (Main Street) are two of the main routes in the community.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 625
1880 607 −2.9%
1890 447 −26.4%
1900 453 1.3%
1910 361 −20.3%
1920 338 −6.4%
1930 274 −18.9%
1940 298 8.8%
1950 330 10.7%
1960 382 15.8%
1970 417 9.2%
1980 418 0.2%
1990 415 −0.7%
2000 517 24.6%
2010 466 −9.9%
2019 (est.) 505 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 466 people, 213 households, and 137 families living in the city. The population density was 266.3 inhabitants per square mile (102.8/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 160.0 per square mile (61.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 213 households, of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.7% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the city was 47.6 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 40.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

Notable natives

  • William Hauber - Film actor born here.
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