Brownsville Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
|Area||1.7 sq mi (4 km2)|
|- land||1.6 sq mi (4 km2)|
|Density||426.9 / sq mi (165 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
Braznell, Linn, and Hiller are villages located within the township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.38%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 769 people, 325 households, and 216 families residing in the township. The population density was 470.7 people per square mile (182.2/km²). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 221.6/sq mi (85.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.80% White, 3.90% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 325 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $31,917, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,777. About 9.7% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.