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.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookhaven who work in office and administrative support (17.92%), management occupations (8.79%), and business and financial occupations (7.83%).
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.
In Brookhaven, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Brookhaven is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of people in Brookhaven who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.82% of adults in Brookhaven have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brookhaven in 2010 was $33,616, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,464 for a family of four. However, Brookhaven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Brookhaven is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.