Brooklyn Park, MN

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Living in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 86,478 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Brooklyn Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brooklyn Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brooklyn Park is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn Park who work in office and administrative support (13.51%), sales jobs (9.42%), and management occupations (8.79%).

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.

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

In terms of college education, Brooklyn Park is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.33% of adults in Brooklyn Park have a college degree.

The per capita income in Brooklyn Park in 2018 was $31,926, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,704 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, Irish, and Liberian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brooklyn Park's cultural character, accounting for 23.03% 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.