Brownville (village), New York

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Brownville, New York
Entering the village of Brownville over a bridge on New York State Route 971H (Bridge Street)
Entering the village of Brownville over a bridge on New York State Route 971H (Bridge Street)
Brownville, New York is located in New York
Brownville, New York
Brownville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°0′20″N 75°58′59″W / 44.00556°N 75.98306°W / 44.00556; -75.98306Coordinates: 44°0′20″N 75°58′59″W / 44.00556°N 75.98306°W / 44.00556; -75.98306
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,119
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13615
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-10231
GNIS feature ID 0944965

Brownville is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,119 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Jacob Brown, an early settler and developer.

The Village of Brownville is in the southern part of the Town of Brownville, west of Watertown.


The village is the site of the first settlement in the town in 1799. It was incorporated in 1828.


Brownville is located at 44°0′20″N 75°58′59″W / 44.00556°N 75.98306°W / 44.00556; -75.98306 (44.005613, -75.983154).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

The village is adjacent to the Black River.

Brownville is on New York State Route 971H (signed as New York State Route 12E) and County Route 53.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,022 people, 419 households, and 292 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,576.7 people per square mile (607.1/km²). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 689.6 per square mile (265.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.04% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 419 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $44,881. Males had a median income of $35,294 versus $25,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,862. About 4.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.