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Brookhaven, GA
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Brookhaven profile

Living in Brookhaven

Brookhaven is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 57,934 people and 16 associated 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.

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 25.73% 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.

One thing noticeable about Brookhaven, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Brookhaven is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Brookhaven a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Brookhaven use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Brookhaven‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Brookhaven is a pretty powerful place. 73.48% 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 $74,964, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $299,856 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 17.62% 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 (18.97%).

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