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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
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 a small village, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Brooklyn, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 89.54% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small village, Brooklyn doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Brooklyn who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.09% of the adults 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.