Brownsville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownsville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Brownsville Census Designated Place had a population of 4,484 as of July 1, 2017. Brownsville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownsville is located at latitude 32.4883 and longitude -92.1618 in Ouachita Parish. The formal boundaries for the Brownsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ouachita Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Brownsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586671) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brownsville Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District B, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ouachita Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brownsville: Brownville.

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Brownsville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,484
Daytime Population: Workers 2,275
Daytime Population: Residents 2,330
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,605
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 4,477
Population in Familes 3,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,284
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $30,925
Average Household Income $43,568
Per Capita Income $17,908


Total Housing Units 2,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,074 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 762 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $63,594
Average Home Value $74,256


Total Households 1,836
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,132
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.53%
Households 0.64% 0.59%
Families 0.37% 0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Brownsville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownsville to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 74th
Population Density # 106 78th
Diversity Index # 92 81st
Median Household Income # 382 20th
Per Capita Income # 394 17th

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