Brooklyn is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,192 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn is the 451st largest community in Michigan. Brooklyn has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Brooklyn real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Brooklyn house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brooklyn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brooklyn is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn who work in sales jobs (13.72%), management occupations (13.36%), and office and administrative support (12.82%).
Brooklyn is very much a car-oriented village. This is because the population of Brooklyn isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 89.54% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small village, Brooklyn does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Brooklyn is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.09% of adults 25 and older in Brooklyn have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brooklyn in 2010 was $20,454, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,816 for a family of four. However, Brooklyn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brooklyn include English, Irish, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Brooklyn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.