Brownsville is located in south Texas. Brownsville is part of Cameron County. Brownsville has 132.33 square miles of land area and 13.95 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Brownsville population is 179,834, which has grown 28.71% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 25.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Brownsville median household income is $32,288 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 31.96% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 31.68% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Brownsville median house value is $81,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 54.53% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 59.27% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Brownsville is worse than the state average in quality. The Brownsville area code is 956.