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.

Brooklyn Center is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.06%), sales jobs (9.95%), and management occupations (6.79%).

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 percentage of adults in Brooklyn Center who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.89% of the adults in Brooklyn Center have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brooklyn Center in 2010 was $20,943, 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 $83,772 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. Brooklyn Center also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brooklyn Center include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brooklyn Center's cultural character, accounting for 22.99% 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.