Brownsville, Tennessee

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Brownsville is a city in Haywood County, Tennessee, United States. It is the county seat of Haywood County[3]. The city is named after Jacob Jennings Brown, an officer who served during The War of 1812.[4]



Brownsville is located at 35°35′26″N 89°15′39″W / 35.59056°N 89.26083°W / 35.59056; -89.26083 (35.590558, -89.260902)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.6 km²), all of it land.

Brownsville is situated on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,748 people, 4,105 households, and 2,865 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,178.1 people per square mile (455.0/km²). There were 4,372 housing units at an average density of 479.2/sq mi (185.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 36.52% White, 60.72% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.

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