Brooklyn, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brooklyn, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brooklyn had a population of 1,483 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Brooklyn, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,483
Daytime Population: Workers 514
Daytime Population: Residents 794
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,455
Population in Familes 1,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 1,181
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $50,263
Average Household Income $64,881
Per Capita Income $26,523


Total Housing Units 685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $109,483
Average Home Value $141,399


Total Households 616
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 401
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.15%
Households -0.04% -0.26%
Families 1.04% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 # 217 79th
Population Density # 206 80th
Diversity Index # 134 87th
Median Household Income # 677 33rd
Per Capita Income # 587 42nd

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