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Brownsville, Texas, is the 16th most populous city in the state, according to the 2010 census, with 175,023 residents living here at the southernmost tip of Texas, right on the northern bank of the Rio Grande. Brownsville's economy depends largely on international trade agreements. This, combined with one of the fastest-growing manufacturing sectors in the nation, and its status as one of the best pro-business climates in the United States, has combined to help rank it among one of the least expensive places to live in the U.S.     

According to the 2010 census, there were about 38,200 households within the city of Brownsville, with an average household size of 3.62. Of those households, nearly 50% of them contained children under the age of 18, 59.3% were married couples, and only 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals. Over 62% of residents owned their homes between 2009 and 2013, with the remainder occupying about 14,500 rental units within the city. The average commuter living in Brownsville can expect to travel only about 19 minutes. Brownsville residents earn a median income of $24,468 for individuals and $26,186 for families. Interestingly enough, for every 100 females over the age of 18 living in Brownsville, there are 82.5 adult males.

Searching for retail electric providers in Brownsville, TX

How do you use electricity in your home? That's one thing to keep in mind when looking into your options for a Brownsville retail electric provider.

Living in a warm-weather state like Texas means that air conditioning alone makes up about 18% of your electricity bill. This, along with other factors, contributes to the $1,801 a year the average Texas household pays for energy. Like in Florida and other warm-weather states, Texans consume about 26% more energy than the national average.

Electric providers servicing Brownsville, TX, are providing electricity for more than just air conditioning, though. When you add up all of the lighting fixtures, tablets, mobile phones, computers, kitchen appliances, laundry room appliances, and other electronic devices and appliances both large and small, these things make up about 41% of your energy usage. Heating water for bathing, dishes and laundry accounts for another 19% of your energy costs.

Average temperature and electricity use in Brownsville, Texas

The annual average temperature in Brownsville is 74.6°F. This includes an average low temperature of 52°F in January and an average high temperature of 94°F in July and August. You should always consider the extreme highs and lows when comparing plans from different retail electric companies. In Brownsville, it’s the hot summer that will have the biggest impact on your energy costs. Brownsville can expect an average annual rainfall of 27.37 inches, with September as the rainiest month of the year.

Fixed-rate plans to manage your energy budget

What is included in electricity bills in Brownsville? Electric suppliers in Brownsville, TX, include the cost of energy, your utility’s transmission and distribution charges, and any recurring monthly fees and taxes in your bill. When you compare electricity rates, be sure to ask about any other additional fees that may be required to set up service.

Do Brownsville electricity suppliers offer a variety of plans? StarTex Power, named the top-ranked Most Trusted Texas retail electric provider from Cogent Reports, offers both variable plans and fixed-rate plans. With a fixed-rate plan, you pay a fixed rate per unit of energy every month for the life of your contract. What does that mean? That means that you have the choice to lock in a single, fixed rate per unit of energy you use so you always know exactly what to expect of your rate on your monthly bill. The variable plan allows for a fluctuating rate without locking into a contract term.  

What about online account management from StarTex Power? We've got you covered! You can view your account and usage history, pay your bills, set up auto pay, and more with StarTex Power MyAccount.

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StarTex Power, Constellation’s brand in Texas, is ready and waiting to meet your energy needs. Contact us to get started today!