Brookhaven, GA

Brookhaven profile

Living in Brookhaven

Brookhaven is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 55,161 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Brookhaven is the 17th largest community in Georgia.

Brookhaven home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Brookhaven real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Brookhaven is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookhaven is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookhaven who work in management occupations (17.49%), business and financial occupations (14.24%), and sales jobs (13.19%).

Also of interest is that Brookhaven has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Brookhaven is also a city of artists. Brookhaven has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brookhaven’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Brookhaven telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Brookhaven, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Brookhaven is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Brookhaven area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Brookhaven is a pretty powerful place. 69.64% of the adults in Brookhaven have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Brookhaven in 2018 was $63,704, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $254,816 for a family of four. However, Brookhaven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brookhaven is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brookhaven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookhaven residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Brookhaven also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brookhaven include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

In addition, Brookhaven has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.91%).

The most common language spoken in Brookhaven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.