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Brownsville, Wisconsin
Village
Looking east in Brownsville on Wisconsin Highway 49
Looking east in Brownsville on Wisconsin Highway 49
Location of Brownsville in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Location of Brownsville in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
997 ft (304 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 581
 • Estimate 
(2019)
584
 • Density 952.69/sq mi (367.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-10450
GNIS feature ID 1562277

Brownsville is a village in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 581 at the 2010 census.

History

Brownsville was founded around 1878. It originally had a canning factory at the corner of West Avenue and Main Street where Michels Corporation exists today. The village was first known as Thetis Station and had a narrow gauge railroad connection to Fond du Lac and Iron Ridge. The Lutheran church was located next to the cemetery.

Geography

Brownsville Wisconsin Sign looking east on WIS49
Sign for Brownsville

Brownsville is located at 43°37′1″N 88°29′28″W / 43.61694°N 88.49111°W / 43.61694; -88.49111 (43.617063, -88.491134), two miles from US Hwy 41 and Wisconsin Highway 175. Wisconsin Highway 49 runs through the village.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 276
1970 374 35.5%
1980 433 15.8%
1990 415 −4.2%
2000 570 37.3%
2010 581 1.9%
2019 (est.) 584 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 581 people, 221 households, and 175 families living in the village. The population density was 1,117.3 inhabitants per square mile (431.4/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 448.1 per square mile (173.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.3% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 221 households, of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.8% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 40.1 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

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