Brownsville is a city located in Haywood County, Tennessee. It is the county seat of Haywood County.
Brownsville is located at 35°35'26" North, 89°15'39" West (35.590558, -89.260902).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 km2 (9.1 mi2). 23.6 km2 (9.1 mi2) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 10,748 people, 4,105 households, and 2,865 families residing in the city. The population density is 455.0/km2 (1,178.1/mi2). There are 4,372 housing units at an average density of 185.1/km2 (479.2/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 3.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,105 households out of which 35.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% are married couples living together, 27.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the city the population is spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 80.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,276, and the median income for a family is $33,782. Males have a median income of $30,313 versus $22,030 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,217. 21.3% of the population and 18.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.3% of those under the age of 18 and 27.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.