Brooklyn Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Brooklyn?

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There are 2,533,862 residents in Brooklyn, with a median age of 35.6. Of this, 47.39% are males and 52.61% are females. US-born citizens make up 61.33% of the resident pool in Brooklyn, while non-US-born citizens account for 24.99%. Additionally, 13.68% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,264,390 people in Brooklyn currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,533,862 -0.5%
Male Population 1,200,738 -0.5%
Female Population 1,333,124 -0.5%
Male population 47.39%
Female population 52.61%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.6 1.1%
Citizen US Born 1,553,941 0.5%
Citizen not US Born 633,202 -1.2%
Not Citizen 346,720 -3.4%
Citizen US Born 61.33%
Citizen not US Born 24.99%
Not Citizen 13.68%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 18,603 -15.3%
Moved from Same County 142,082 0.0%
Moved from Same State 44,511 -3.4%
Moved from Different State 28,143 -0.4%
Same House as Last Year 2,264,390 -0.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.74%
Moved from Same County 5.69%
Moved from Same State 1.78%
Moved from Different State 1.13%
Same House as Last Year 90.66%

What are the employment statistics in Brooklyn?

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White-collar workers make up 85.68% of the working population in Brooklyn, while blue-collar employees account for 14.32%. There are also 124,152 entrepreneurs in Brooklyn (10.37% of the workforce); 772,075 workers employed in private companies (64.52%); and 171,069 people working in governmental institutions (14.3%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,025,299 -0.1%
Blue Collar 171,382 -4.6%
White Collar 85.68%
Blue Collar 14.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 124,152 -0.1%
Private Companies 772,075 -2.3%
Governmental Workers 171,069 1.9%
Not for Profit Companies 129,386 4.7%
Self Employees 10.37%
Private Companies 64.52%
Governmental Workers 14.3%
Not for Profit Companies 10.81%

How many households are there in Brooklyn?

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There are a total of 955,862 households in Brooklyn, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 61.07% of these Brooklyn households, while non-family units account for the remaining 38.93%. Additionally, 30% of households have children and 70% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 955,862 1.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.3%
Family Households 583,790 0.9%
Non-family Households 372,072 2.2%
Family Households 61.07%
Non-family Households 38.93%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 286,746 -0.8%
Households without Children 669,116 2.4%
Households with Children 30%
Households without Children 70%

What are the median and average incomes in Brooklyn?

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The average annual household income in Brooklyn is $94,828, while the median household income sits at $62,952 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $73,403, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $70,198. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $45,154 and $33,189, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $94,828 4.8%
Median Household Income $62,952 8.1%
People below Poverty Level 476,319 -4.1%
People above Poverty Level 1,996,359 0.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Brooklyn?

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There are 1,037,938 housing units in Brooklyn, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1952. Of the 955,862 occupied housing units in Brooklyn, 30.16% are owner-occupied, while 69.84% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.73% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $842,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,531 per month in Brooklyn.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,037,938 1.1%
Median Year Built 1952 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 522,921 -0.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 87,759 0.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 107,422 0.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 104,425 0.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 53,933 -0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 32,618 5.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 32,762 6.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 54,682 0.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 41,416 26.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 955,862 1.4%
Owner Occupied 288,284 2.3%
Renter Occupied 667,578 1.1%
Owner Occupied 30.16%
Renter Occupied 69.84%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 175,083 1.6%
Without Mortgage 113,201 3.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $842,000 2.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $750,400 2.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,531 3.9%
With Mortgage 60.73%
Without Mortgage 39.27%

What is the level of education in Brooklyn?

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Approximately 33.42% of the population in Brooklyn holds a high school degree (that's 665,179 residents), while 16.8% have attained a college certificate (334,439 locals) and 22.32% have a bachelor's degree (444,198 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 152,775 -3.5%
Some High School 665,179 -3.0%
Some College 334,439 -0.1%
Associate Degree 118,224 1.4%
Bachelor's Degree 444,198 3.3%
Graduate Degree 275,500 3.6%
No High School 7.68%
Some High School 33.42%
Some College 16.8%
Associate Degree 5.94%
Bachelor's Degree 22.32%
Graduate Degree 13.84%

What is the marital status of Brooklyn residents?

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A total of 891,170 people in Brooklyn have never been married (which represents 42.46% of the total population), while 897,766 of them are wedded (42.78%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 58,483 (2.79%) and 145,330 (6.92%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 891,170 -0.5%
Married 897,766 -0.3%
Separated 58,483 -2.2%
Widowed 105,961 -2.1%
Divorced 145,330 1.0%
Never Married 42.46%
Married 42.78%
Separated 2.79%
Widowed 5.05%
Divorced 6.92%

What are the most common means of transportation in Brooklyn?

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The top three means of transportation people in Brooklyn use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 257,837 residents commute by car, 99,484 prefer going to work by walking and 90,417 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 257,837 -1.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 90,417 -3.8%
Railroad 1,154 -20.6%
Ferryboat 2,762 11.6%
Bicycle 22,410 5.9%
Motorcycle 802 -15.3%
TaxiCab 8,561 15.2%
Walk 99,484 -2.8%

What is the median and average household income in Brooklyn by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
11206 87,599 31,489 $43,065.00 $70,179.00
11207 90,867 34,010 $42,276.00 $59,078.00
11208 102,626 34,368 $45,946.00 $64,676.00
11209 68,368 29,186 $79,524.00 $108,104.00
11210 62,423 21,851 $70,776.00 $97,562.00
11211 104,561 40,821 $90,871.00 $128,607.00
11201 64,798 29,262 $139,697.00 $198,854.00
11203 77,589 29,249 $57,707.00 $76,911.00
11204 75,840 23,520 $54,984.00 $75,987.00
11205 47,866 16,779 $62,952.00 $104,376.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 11201 11203 11204 11205 11206 11207 11208 11209 11210 11211 11212 11213 11214 11215 11216 11217 11218 11219 11220 11221 11222 11223 11224 11225 11226 11228 11229 11230 11231 11232 11233 11234 11235 11236 11237 11238 11239 11425

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