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Brownsville is a township in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Brownsville. For links to other places called Brownsville, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brownsville is 40.016N. The longitude is -79.871W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 769.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brownsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette 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 15438 ZIP code.
12% of Brownsville residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brownsville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brownsville was $16,777, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Brownsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brownsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $589.
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brownsville political report.
The average commute time for Brownsville workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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