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.

Unlike some towns, Brooklyn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brooklyn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brooklyn is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn who work in office and administrative support (19.67%), sales jobs (10.58%), and food service (6.48%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The percentage of adults in Brooklyn with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.07% of adults in Brooklyn have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brooklyn in 2010 was $25,143, 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 $100,572 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, Polish, and Italian.

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