Brooklyn, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brooklyn, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brooklyn had a population of 1,484 as of July 1, 2016. Brooklyn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brooklyn is located at latitude 41.7315 and longitude -92.4453 in Poweshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brooklyn (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Poweshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The City of Brooklyn (GNIS ID: 2393427) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Brooklyn is located within Township of Bear Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Poweshiek County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brooklyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Brooklyn, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,484
Population in Households 1,456
Population in Familes 1,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 1,182
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $103,929
Average Home Value $134,096


Median Household Income $47,701
Average Household Income $63,256
Per Capita Income $25,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.01%
Households 0.0% -0.03%
Families 1.29% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brooklyn, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brooklyn to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 219 78th
Population Density1 # 207 80th
Diversity Index2 # 176 82nd
Median Household Income # 679 33rd
Per Capita Income # 586 42nd

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