Population: 114,519Median home value: $276,505 55 Ranks better than 7% of areas
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A+ Brownsville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Brownsville Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than New York
13737% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brownsville cost of living
F Brownsville Crime Total crime is 30% higher than New York
Total crime
2,43211% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4211% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Brownsville crime
F Brownsville Employment Household income is 29% lower than New York
Median household income
$43,39022% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,84233% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%67% higher than the US average
Brownsville employment
C- Brownsville Housing Home value is 3% lower than New York
Median home value
$276,50550% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0207% higher than the US average
Home ownership
27%58% lower than the US average
Brownsville real estate or Brownsville rentals
F Brownsville Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
69%16% lower than the US average
School test scores
37%25% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
New York K-12 schools or New York colleges

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Brownsville, New York - Unsafe Is Being Kind

I used to live in Brownsville until I realized it was an unsafe and inhabitable place to live for me and my family. This area is plagued by gang violence and domestic abuse. It was an uncomfortable part of Brooklyn to live in because so much of Brooklyn is beautiful and diverse with many wonderful things to offer. However, living in Brownsville felt like living in an action packed movie all the time. The noise levels and violence became bothersome, so I moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn where violence is reduced and there is more of a pleasant atmosphere to live.

I think the toughest thing about Brownsville is the crime and for people who cannot afford the rent in other parts of Brooklyn, Brownsville is appealing. But, paying less rent for more violence and street crime did not seem worth it to me. In fact, Brownsville is statistically known for having some of the highest crime rates in New York City. That is a pretty scary statistic for anyone who wants to live peacefully or raise a family. What is worse is that Brownsville's educational programs and school systems are extremely under nurtured and poor. By that I mean, the school systems here are as dangerous as the streets and violence and crime is experienced at high levels within the school system. My opinion is that in order for Brownsville to be a place to live in New York, one that is safe and secure, then a lot has to change. I think Brownsville has a lot of potential since there are still many historical and cultural landmarks in the city, but there is too much crime that outweighs the good or beautiful parts of the city of Brownsville.
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Source: The Brownsville, New York, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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