Brownsville is the largest city in the Rio Grande Valley with a young population, high birth rates, low cost of living, and inbound migration. It is also a fast-growing city; according to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 1980 and 2010, the city’s population has more than doubled from 84,997 to 175,023. As of 2010 the total population of Brownsville is 25.27% more than it was in 2000. The most prevalent ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino, which represent 93.20% of the total population. It should be noted that people of Hispanic origin may be of any race, the most prevalent race is white at 87.98%. The median age of local residents is 29.5 years, the national average being 37.4. Indeed, 37.3% of the population is under 19 years of age, while 60% is under age 34. At the other end of the age spectrum, a mere 19% of people are over the age of 55.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau