Brooklyn is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,185 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn is the 451st largest community in Michigan.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn who work in office and administrative support (10.29%), sales jobs (8.37%), and management occupations (6.76%).
Because of many things, Brooklyn is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brooklyn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brooklyn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Brooklyn, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Brooklyn is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Brooklyn citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.61% of adults 25 and older in Brooklyn have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brooklyn in 2010 was $29,733, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,932 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brooklyn include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Brooklyn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.