Brooklyn, NY 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 2,624,735 residents in Brooklyn, with a median age of 35.5. Of this, 47.59% are males and 52.41% are females. US-born citizens make up 61.41% of the resident pool in Brooklyn, while non-US-born citizens account for 25.05%. Additionally, 13.54% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,346,846 people in Brooklyn currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,624,735 3.6%
Male Population 1,249,176 4.0%
Female Population 1,375,559 3.2%
Male population 47.59%
Female population 52.41%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.5 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 1,611,788 3.7%
Citizen not US Born 657,543 3.8%
Not Citizen 355,403 2.5%
Citizen US Born 61.41%
Citizen not US Born 25.05%
Not Citizen 13.54%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 16,766 -9.9%
Moved from Same County 149,827 5.5%
Moved from Same State 45,370 1.9%
Moved from Different State 29,601 5.2%
Same House as Last Year 2,346,846 3.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.65%
Moved from Same County 5.79%
Moved from Same State 1.75%
Moved from Different State 1.14%
Same House as Last Year 90.67%

What are the employment statistics in Brooklyn?

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White-collar workers make up 85.83% of the working population in Brooklyn, while blue-collar employees account for 14.17%. There are also 127,723 entrepreneurs in Brooklyn (10.39% of the workforce); 786,569 workers employed in private companies (63.99%); and 178,987 people working in governmental institutions (14.56%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,055,007 2.9%
Blue Collar 174,228 1.7%
White Collar 85.83%
Blue Collar 14.17%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 127,723 2.9%
Private Companies 786,569 1.9%
Governmental Workers 178,987 4.6%
Not for Profit Companies 135,957 5.1%
Self Employees 10.39%
Private Companies 63.99%
Governmental Workers 14.56%
Not for Profit Companies 11.06%

How many households are there in Brooklyn?

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There are a total of 952,521 households in Brooklyn, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 60.92% of these Brooklyn households, while non-family units account for the remaining 39.08%. Additionally, 29.5% of households have children and 70.5% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 952,521 -0.3%
Average People Per Household 3 4.2%
Family Households 580,241 -0.6%
Non-family Households 372,280 0.1%
Family Households 60.92%
Non-family Households 39.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 281,028 -2.0%
Households without Children 671,493 0.4%
Households with Children 29.5%
Households without Children 70.5%

What are the median and average incomes in Brooklyn?

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The average annual household income in Brooklyn is $101,187, while the median household income sits at $66,923 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $83,692, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $74,774. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $52,355 and $36,705, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $101,187 6.7%
Median Household Income $66,923 6.3%
People below Poverty Level 478,579 0.5%
People above Poverty Level 2,085,020 4.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Brooklyn?

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There are 1,032,626 housing units in Brooklyn, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1952. Of the 952,521 occupied housing units in Brooklyn, 30.7% are owner-occupied, while 69.3% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.21% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $873,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,640 per month in Brooklyn.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,032,626 -0.5%
Median Year Built 1952 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 522,004 -0.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 86,694 -1.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 106,688 -0.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 102,151 -2.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 52,661 -2.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 32,205 -1.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 31,445 -4.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 51,904 -5.1%
Built between 2010 and 2019 46,496 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 377 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 952,521 -0.3%
Owner Occupied 292,469 1.4%
Renter Occupied 660,051 -1.1%
Owner Occupied 30.7%
Renter Occupied 69.3%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 176,092 0.6%
Without Mortgage 116,377 2.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $873,500 3.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $784,300 4.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,640 7.1%
With Mortgage 60.21%
Without Mortgage 39.79%

What is the level of education in Brooklyn?

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Approximately 33.07% of the population in Brooklyn holds a high school degree (that's 683,278 residents), while 16.71% have attained a college certificate (345,239 locals) and 22.49% have a bachelor's degree (464,537 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 157,940 3.4%
Some High School 683,278 2.7%
Some College 345,239 3.2%
Associate Degree 125,016 5.8%
Bachelor's Degree 464,537 4.6%
Graduate Degree 289,933 5.2%
No High School 7.64%
Some High School 33.07%
Some College 16.71%
Associate Degree 6.05%
Bachelor's Degree 22.49%
Graduate Degree 14.03%

What is the marital status of Brooklyn residents?

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A total of 938,869 people in Brooklyn have never been married (which represents 43.18% of the total population), while 908,693 of them are wedded (41.79%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 59,409 (2.73%) and 156,905 (7.22%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 938,869 5.3%
Married 908,693 1.2%
Separated 59,409 1.6%
Widowed 110,516 4.3%
Divorced 156,905 8.0%
Never Married 43.18%
Married 41.79%
Separated 2.73%
Widowed 5.08%
Divorced 7.22%

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 265,546 residents commute by car, 99,907 prefer going to work by walking and 94,055 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 265,546 3.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 94,055 4.0%
Railroad 991 -14.1%
Ferryboat 1,891 -31.5%
Bicycle 22,964 2.5%
Motorcycle 944 17.7%
TaxiCab 9,678 13.1%
Walk 99,907 0.4%

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 90,903 31,256 $49,013.00 $77,433.00
11207 97,690 33,996 $45,616.00 $63,245.00
11208 107,724 33,551 $49,679.00 $70,501.00
11209 72,938 30,150 $84,145.00 $114,589.00
11210 65,854 21,720 $77,378.00 $105,692.00
11211 65,925 26,082 $89,091.00 $132,181.00
11201 68,777 31,084 $148,282.00 $213,208.00
11203 79,499 29,002 $61,414.00 $80,141.00
11204 82,140 25,207 $58,850.00 $79,120.00
11205 50,681 16,926 $68,607.00 $114,380.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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

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