Brooklyn Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 84,526 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest community in Minnesota.
Also of interest is that Brooklyn Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Brooklyn Park is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Brooklyn Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The overall education level of Brooklyn Park citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.52% of adults in Brooklyn Park have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Brooklyn Park in 2018 was $34,108, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,432 for a family of four. However, Brooklyn Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brooklyn Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brooklyn Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brooklyn Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brooklyn Park include German, Norwegian, Swedish, Liberian, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Brooklyn Park's cultural character, accounting for 24.69% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Brooklyn Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and African languages.