Brownsville, TX Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 41,880 housing units in Brownsville. This represents a 44.5% growth from 28,992 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 41,444 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 436 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Brownsville is about 61.4%. Brownsville's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.7%. Average household size is 3.62 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Brownsville were built after 1980.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.70%
One Bedroom20.20%
Two Bedrooms29%
Three Bedrooms35.60%
Four Bedrooms7.70%
Five Bedrooms or more1.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.72
Median year structure was built1981
Median Value of occupied units$53,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$41,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.46
Median year structure was built1978
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$325

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage1.20%
Home Equity Loan2.30%
Simple Mortgage44.90%
Debt Free51.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.6%