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Brownsville, Oregon
—  City  —
C. J. Howe Building in downtown
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°23′36″N 122°59′1″W / 44.39333°N 122.98361°W / 44.39333; -122.98361Coordinates: 44°23′36″N 122°59′1″W / 44.39333°N 122.98361°W / 44.39333; -122.98361
Country United States
State Oregon
County Linn
Incorporated 1876
Government
 - Mayor Don Ware
Area
 - Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 265 ft (80.77 m)
Population (2007)
 - Total 1,755
 - Density 1,116.2/sq mi (430.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97327
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-09050[1]
GNIS feature ID 1118140[2]
Website http://www.ci.brownsville.or.us/

Brownsville is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,449 at the 2000 census. The 2007 estimate is 1,755 residents.[3] It is the setting for the fictional Castle Rock, Oregon in the film Stand by Me.

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History

Brownsville was originally known as "Calapooya" after the area's original inhabitants, the Kalapuya Indians, or "Kirk's Ferry", after the ferry operated across the Calapooia River by early settlers Alexander and Sarah Kirk.[4] When Linn County was created from the southern portion of Champoeg County on December 28, 1847, the Provisional Legislature named Calapooia as the county seat. In 1851, the Territorial Legislature passed an act establishing Albany as the county seat. A special election in 1856 reaffirmed Albany as the county seat.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,449 people, 535 households, and 411 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,116.2 people per square mile (430.4/km²). There were 579 housing units at an average density of 446.0/sq mi (172.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.65% White, 0.35% African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

Baptist church in Brownsville

There were 535 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,486, and the median income for a family was $39,671. Males had a median income of $37,400 versus $24,643 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,272. About 5.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

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