Brownsville, Kentucky

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For the smaller locality in the Jackson Purchase, see Brownsville, Fulton County, Kentucky.
Brownsville, Kentucky
Aerial photograph of Brownsville
Aerial photograph of Brownsville
Location of Brownsville, Kentucky
Location of Brownsville, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°11′28″N 86°15′40″W / 37.19111°N 86.26111°W / 37.19111; -86.26111Coordinates: 37°11′28″N 86°15′40″W / 37.19111°N 86.26111°W / 37.19111; -86.26111
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Edmonson
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 545 ft (166 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,000
 • Density 581.0/sq mi (224.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42210[1]
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-10324
GNIS feature ID 0488045

Brownsville is a 5th-class city in Edmonson County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county.[2] The population was 1,000 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census.[3] It is included in the Bowling Green metropolitan area.[4] It is just outside Mammoth Cave National Park.[5]


Brownsville is located at 37°11′28″N 86°15′40″W / 37.191169°N 86.261098°W / 37.191169; -86.261098.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) is land and 0.62% is water.

The city is located on the Green River.[7]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 921 people, 387 households, and 229 families residing in the city. The population density was 581.0 people per square mile (223.6/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 265.6 per square mile (102.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 0.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 387 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 72.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,370, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $26,125 versus $14,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,711. About 30.8% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.2% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.


Brownsville is served by the Edmonson County Schools.[8] Schools in the district located in Brownsville are:

  • Edmonson County High School[9] (Principal:Brian Alexander;[10] Assistant Principal:Patricia Sharp[10]
  • Edmonson County Middle School[11] (Principal:Kyle Cassady[12])
  • Edmonson County 5th/6th Center[13] (Principal:Allan Talley.[14]


  1. ^ Inc., Advameg (2010). "Brownsville, Kentucky (KY 42210) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Management and Budget, Office of (2008-11-20). "OMB BULLETIN NO. 09-01". the President, Executive Office of. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ Service, National Park. "Mammoth Cave National Park Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Kentucky, University of. "Brownsville, Kentucky". Gazetteer, Kentucky Atlas and. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  8. ^ Education, Kentucky Department of (2009-10-29). "County & Independent School Districts" (PDF). Kentucky, Commonwealth of. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  9. ^ Edmonson County High Schools. "Edmonson County High School". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  10. ^ a b Edmonson County High School. "Edmonson County High School". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  11. ^ Edmonson County Middle School (2010-03-29). "ECMS Home Page". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  12. ^ School-Based Decision-Making Council, Edmonson County Middle School (2010-02-05). "ECMS SBDM Council". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  13. ^ 5th/6th Center, Edmonson County (2009-08-19). "Welcome to the Frontpage". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  14. ^ 5th/6th Center, Edmonson County (2009-09-23). "Teachers". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 

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