Brooklyn, MD
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Brooklyn is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 15,192 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn is the 66th largest community in Maryland.

Brooklyn is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brooklyn is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn who work in office and administrative support (16.58%), sales jobs (11.97%), and management occupations (7.31%).

Brooklyn is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Despite being a small town, Brooklyn has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of people in Brooklyn with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.38% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brooklyn in 2010 was $25,823, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,292 for a family of four. However, Brooklyn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brooklyn is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brooklyn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brooklyn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brooklyn include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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