Brooklyn Park, MN
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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 (15.46%), sales jobs (9.01%), and management occupations (8.68%).

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.

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 30.02% 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 2010 was $26,508, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,032 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 Liberian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brooklyn Park's cultural character, accounting for 21.57% 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.