Brooklyn Center, MN
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Brooklyn Center is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 30,770 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn Center is the 30th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Brooklyn Center isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brooklyn Center are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brooklyn Center is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn Center who work in office and administrative support (13.80%), sales jobs (8.72%), and management occupations (6.27%).

Also of interest is that Brooklyn Center has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Brooklyn Center is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Brooklyn Center, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Brooklyn Center citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.84% of adults 25 and older in Brooklyn Center have a college degree.

The per capita income in Brooklyn Center in 2010 was $20,822, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,288 for a family of four. However, Brooklyn Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brooklyn Center is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brooklyn Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brooklyn Center residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brooklyn Center include Swedish, Norwegian, Irish, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brooklyn Center's cultural character, accounting for 23.19% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Brooklyn Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.