Brookhaven, MS


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Brookhaven is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 12,414 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Brookhaven is the 34th largest community in Mississippi.

Brookhaven is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brookhaven is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookhaven who work in sales jobs (16.13%), office and administrative support (14.74%), and food service (8.66%).

Being a small city, Brookhaven does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Brookhaven is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.88% of adults 25 and older in Brookhaven have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brookhaven in 2010 was $16,919, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,676 for a family of four. However, Brookhaven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Brookhaven also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Brookhaven is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brookhaven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookhaven residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Brookhaven include German, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Brookhaven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Other Asian languages.

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