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Brownville is a town in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area.
The community was named after Gen. Jacob Brown, settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Brownville. For links to other places called Brownville, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brownville is 44.031N. The longitude is -76.06W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 318 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,843.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brownville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13615 ZIP code.
15% of Brownville residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brownville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brownville was $16,303, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Brownville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brownville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownville political report.
The average commute time for Brownville workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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