Brownsville, Texas

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Brownsville, Texas
City of Brownsville
Top to bottom, left to right: Cameron County Courthouse, a statue from the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Resaca de la Palma Battlefield, a giraffe from the Gladys Porter Zoo, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and the McNair House
Top to bottom, left to right: Cameron County Courthouse, a statue from the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Resaca de la Palma Battlefield, a giraffe from the Gladys Porter Zoo, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and the McNair House
Nickname(s): 
Chess Capital of Texas[1]
Motto(s): 
"On the Border, By the Sea!"
Location in Texas
Location in Texas
Brownsville, Texas is located in Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas is located in the United States
Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas (the United States)
Brownsville, Texas is located in North America
Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas (North America)
Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′4″W / 25.93028°N 97.48444°W / 25.93028; -97.48444Coordinates: 25°55′49″N 97°29′4″W / 25.93028°N 97.48444°W / 25.93028; -97.48444
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
Founded1848
IncorporatedFebruary 7, 1853
Named forJacob Brown
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorAntonio Martinez (D)
 • City Council
 • U.S. CongressFilemon Vela Jr. (D)
Area
 • City84.867 sq mi (219.805 km2)
 • Land81.528 sq mi (211.157 km2)
 • Water3.339 sq mi (8.648 km2)  4%
 • Metro
370.58 sq mi (905.76 km2)
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 • City175,023 (US: 131st)
 • Estimate 
(2018)[α]
189,592
 • Urban217,585 (US: 145th)
 • Urban density2,668.8/sq mi (1,030.4/km2)
 • Metro
420,392 (US: 126th)
 • Metro density1,602.2/sq mi (618.6/km2)
 • CSA
444,059 (US: 93rd)
Demonym(s)Brownsvillian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
78520, 78521, 78522, 78523, 78526
Area code(s)956
FIPS code48-10768[5]
GNIS feature ID1372749[6]
AirportBrownsville/South Padre Island International Airport KBRO (BRO)
Websitewww.cob.us
α. ^ 1 2  Area, city density, metro population/density and CSA population/density as of the 2017 estimate.[7][8]
β. ^  Urban population/density as of the 2010 Census.[9]

Brownsville is a city in the southern tip of Texas. As of 2005, 167,493 people lived there.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Official Capital Designations". tsl.texas.gov. Texas Legislature. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  2. "State-Based Places Gazetteer Files – Texas". 2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. "Urban Areas Gazetteer File". 2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  4. "State-Based Counties Gazetteer Files – Texas". 2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 - United States -- Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau, Population Division; U.S. Department of Commerce. March 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  8. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau; Population Division, U.S. Department of Commerce. March 2017. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  9. "A national 2010 urban area file containing a list of all urbanized areas and urban clusters (including Puerto Rico and the Island Areas) sorted by UACE code". United States Census Bureau. U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved May 29, 2017.