Brookland is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 4,235 people and just one neighborhood, Brookland is the 91st largest community in Arkansas. Much of the housing stock in Brookland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Brookland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Brookland, where the median household income is $67,417.00.
Brookland is a blue-collar town, with 35.33% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Brookland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookland who work in office and administrative support (18.15%), healthcare (10.75%), and management occupations (8.74%).
Being a small city, Brookland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Brookland citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.81% of adults 25 and older in Brookland have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brookland in 2018 was $26,115, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,460 for a family of four. However, Brookland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brookland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookland residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Brookland include German, Irish, Scottish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Brookland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 91.5% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of all American neighborhoods.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 88.6% of the neighborhoods in AR. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Brookland are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 54.5% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 39.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 33.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.9%), and 11.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.8%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Brookland, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report Scottish roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (2.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.