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Brooklyn Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Brooklyn Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
2,736,074

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.3%
5 - 17:
15.6%
18 - 24:
8.1%
25 - 34:
18.4%
35 - 54:
25.6%
55 - 64:
11.1%
Over 65 Years:
14.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
High School Graduates
College Graduated
5.0%
5.0%
83.2%
83.2%
38.8%
38.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Brooklyn
USA
$36,295
$36,295
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Brooklyn
USA
$63,973
$63,973
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
19.2%

Employment Industries in Brooklyn

 
Healthcare
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Education
Retail
Accommodation
Transportation
Other
Construction
Finance
Information Technology
Public Service
Administration
Arts
Manufacturing
Real estate
Wholesale
18.6%
18.6%
10.6%
10.6%
10.1%
10.1%
9.0%
9.0%
6.6%
6.6%
6.3%
6.3%
4.9%
4.9%
4.9%
4.9%
4.8%
4.8%
4.8%
4.8%
3.9%
3.9%
3.7%
3.7%
3.2%
3.2%
3.1%
3.1%
2.7%
2.7%
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian and Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
36.4%
36.4%
29.3%
29.3%
18.9%
18.9%
11.8%
11.8%
3.4%
3.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Italian
Irish
Jamaican
Russian
Haitian
German
Polish
English
Guyanese
Trinidadian and Tobagonian
African
Ukrainian
European
British West Indian
Hungarian
Eastern European
French
Barbadian
Other Arab
Greek
4.8%
4.8%
3.7%
3.7%
3.2%
3.2%
2.8%
2.8%
2.7%
2.7%
2.6%
2.6%
2.4%
2.4%
1.8%
1.8%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Chinese
German/Yiddish
French
Slavic languages
French Creole
Russian
Arabic
African languages
Polish
Urdu
Italian
Other Asian languages
Other Indo-European
Langs. of India
Native American languages
Korean
Tagalog
Greek
55.5%
55.5%
14.9%
14.9%
7.2%
7.2%
3.9%
3.9%
3.5%
3.5%
3.3%
3.3%
3.1%
3.1%
2.0%
2.0%
1.4%
1.4%
1.3%
1.3%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Brooklyn Residents:
35.6%