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. Much of the housing stock in Brooklyn was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
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 very car-oriented village. 89.54% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Brooklyn is a small village , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Brooklyn has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
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.