Brooklyn Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 79,149 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brooklyn Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brooklyn Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooklyn Park who work in office and administrative support (15.80%), management occupations (9.14%), and sales jobs (8.81%).
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.
The percentage of people in Brooklyn Park who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.66% of adults in Brooklyn Park have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brooklyn Park in 2010 was $26,905, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,620 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 Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Brooklyn Park's cultural character, accounting for 20.60% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Brooklyn Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.