Size: 1 square mile
Average Age: 44 years, 9 months
Housing Units: 1,423
Mean Household Income: $31,163
Median Household Income: $22,434
School District: Brownsville Area
Enrollment: 1,797 students, K-Grade 12
Data from American Community Survey, City-Data.com
The Borough of Brownsville has experienced a slight increase in population since 2005. Demographically, the borough offers a low cost of living and affordable housing in a family-oriented community with police, fire and ambulance services. Residents of the historic riverfront town enjoy a well-rounded quality lifestyle, supported by a public library, U.S. Post Office, public school district, numerous community organizations, activities for all age groups, public wharf with boat launch and a growing number of professional services, restaurants and retail. The borough is situated 5 miles south of the University of Pennsylvania at California and within 40 miles of approximately 20 universities and colleges in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area and Morgantown, WV.
Brownsville Free Public Library, 100 Seneca St., 724-785-7272
Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on federal holidays and when Brownsville Area School District is closed due to inclement weather.
U.S. Post Office, Brownsville, Zip Code 15417, 100 Charles St., 724-785-3023
Brownsville Area School District, Administration Office, 5 Falcon Dr., 724-785-2021
High School, 1 Falcon Dr., 724-785-8200
Middle School, 3 Falcon Dr., 724-785-2155
A new elementary school complex will open on the high school campus in fall 2016.
Brownsville Area Boy Scout Troops 650, 635, Westmoreland/Fayette Council, 724-837-1630
Brownsville Area Ministerial Association, Rev. Roger Diehl, 724-880-9325
Brownsville Area Revitalization Corp., 69 Market St., 724-785-9331
Brownsville Garden Club, 90 Angle St., 724-785-4085
Brownsville Historical Society, 136 Front St., 724-785-6882
Brownsville Rotary Club, District 7330
Brownsville Youth Baseball League, 452 Middle St., West Brownsville, PA, 724-785-3461
Brownsville Youth Soccer Association, 724-963-6177
Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, 724-938-3554
CrossKeys Senior Center, 302 Shaffner Ave., 724-785-6180
Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce, 325 Market St., 724-785-4160
Grindstone Lions Club 6302, 198 Ford Hills Rd., Grindstone, PA, 724-785-2262
Izaak Walton League of America, Brownsville chapter, 724-785-6765
River Town Program, lower level, 69 Market St., 724-364-7017
Sites To See
Brownsville Riverside Wharf Park, entrance off Water Street, downtown
Dunlap’s Creek Bridge, the first cast iron bridge in America, downtown
Frank L. Melega Art Museum, 71 Market St., 724-785-6120
Historic Flatiron Building & Heritage Center, 69 Market St., 724-785-9331
Monongahela River, Rail & Transportation Museum, 412 Church St., 724-785-4960
Nemacolin Castle House Museum, 136 Front St., 724-785-6882
467-acre Patsy Hillman Park, 100 Hillman Park D., stocked lake, five pavilions, concession stand for special events. Open dusk to dawn from April 1 to Nov. 1. 724-785-5021 for rental availability. Additional information on the Parks & Recreation page.
20 churches, numerous historic structures and cemeteries in the borough and an additional 21 churches in the surrounding area. View the 2018 List of BAMA Churches, Services, Contacts
Oldest commercial district west of the Alleghenies
Enjoy Brownsville’s sights and experience the rest of the Laurel Highlands via a short video.