Brookhaven is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,078 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brookhaven is the 160th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Brookhaven real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Brookhaven house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brookhaven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brookhaven is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookhaven who work in office and administrative support (16.92%), management occupations (10.08%), and business and financial occupations (8.12%).
Also of interest is that Brookhaven has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Brookhaven is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Brookhaven 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: 30.17% of adults in Brookhaven have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brookhaven in 2010 was $33,874, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,496 for a family of four.
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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brookhaven include Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Brookhaven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.