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Brownsville is a city in Haywood County, Tennessee. It is the county seat of Haywood County. Its population as of the 2010 census is 10,292. The city is named after General Jacob Jennings Brown, an officer of The War of 1812.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, Brownsville has a total area of 9.1sqmi, all land.Brownsville is situated on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk.The Hatchie River runs through Brownsville. It is the longest free-flowing tributary of the lower Mississippi, and contains the largest forested floodplain in Tennessee. The river is home to hundreds of species of fish, including 11 species of catfish, and the alligator snapping turtle. The Hatchie River was named by the Nature Conservancy as one of the "great places" to save. The Hatchie is also designated as a "scenic river" under the Tennessee Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 10,748 people, 4,105 households, and 2,865 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,178.1 people per square mile (455.0/km²). There were 4,372 housing units at an average density of 479.2 per square mile (185.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.
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