Brooklyn Center, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brooklyn Center had a population of 31,875 as of July 1, 2016. Brooklyn Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brooklyn Center is located at latitude 45.0693 and longitude -93.3145 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brooklyn Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Brooklyn Center (GNIS ID: 2393428) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brooklyn Center: City of Brooklyn Center.

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


Total Population 31,875
Population in Households 31,690
Population in Familes 25,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density1 4,007
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 11,153
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 7,232
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 12,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,129 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,024 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,001 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $151,072
Average Home Value $166,296


Median Household Income $51,434
Average Household Income $61,762
Per Capita Income $21,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.91%
Households 0.58% 0.77%
Families 0.5% 0.71%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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 Center, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brooklyn Center to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 30 97th
Population Density1 # 16 98th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 499 45th
Per Capita Income # 831 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.