Brownsville, Pennsylvania






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A Taste of Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT BROWNSVILLE?

  1. Brownsville is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States, founded in 1785 and located 35 miles south of Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River.

  2. Brownsville became a major center for building steamboats through the 19th century, producing 3,000 boats by 1888. It exceeded nearby Pittsburgh in population and economy until well into the 1850s, when the railroads connected Pittsburgh with Kanesville, Iowa on the Missouri River in the Midwest, and established a major traffic route. Being bypassed by the major railroad route permanently affected Brownsville's economy and made it subsidiary to Pittsburgh.

  3. The borough developed in the late 19th century as a railroad yard and coking center, with other industries related to the rise of steel in the Pittsburgh area. It reached a peak of population of more than 8,000 in 1940. Postwar development occurred in suburbs, as was typical of the time. The restructuring of the railroad and steel industries caused a severe loss of jobs and population in Brownsville, beginning in the 1970s. The borough has a population of 2331 as of 2010.

  4. Brownsville attracted major entertainers in the early postwar years, who also were performing in nearby Pittsburgh. According to Mike Evans in his book Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul (2007), the singer developed his hit "What'd I Say" as part of an after-show jam in Brownsville in December 1958.

  5. The median income for a household in the borough was $18,559, and the median income for a family was $32,662.

Radio Stations
WYFU 88.5 FM Masontown, PA Religious
KDKA 93.7 FM Pittsburgh, PA Sports
WWSW 94.5 FM Pittsburgh, PA Classic Hits
WKST 96.1 FM Pittsburgh, PA Top-40
WPKV 98.3 FM Duquesne, PA Christian Contemporary
WPKL 99.3 FM Uniontown, PA Classic Hits
WVAQ 101.9 FM Morgantown, WV Top-40
WLSW 103.9 FM Scottdale, PA Classic Hits
WPGB 104.7 FM Pittsburgh, PA News/Talk
WHJB 107.1 FM Greensburg, PA Classic Hits

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Demographics of Brownsville, Pennsylvania

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

85.95%

11.41%

0.11%

0.07%

0.82%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Brownsville, Pennsylvania


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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Chuck Wagon Restaurant -  Category: Southern -   680 National Pike W Brownsville, PA 15417 (724) 632-6679

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Greater Things: Brownsville, PA Documentary

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Market Street in Brownsville, Pennsylvania
(photo: Breakfastchief a/k/a Jonathan R. Henke)

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Jobs from Indeed


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CHURCHES



  1. Mt Zion Ame Church -  214 Cadwallader St Brownsville, PA 15417 (724) 785-4335

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