Brooklyn Park, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Brooklyn Park is the 6th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 81,460 as of July 1, 2016. Brooklyn Park 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 Park is located at latitude 45.1109 and longitude -93.3491 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brooklyn Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Brooklyn Park (GNIS ID: 2393429) 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 Park 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 Park: City of Brooklyn Park.

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


Total Population 81,460
Population in Households 81,248
Population in Familes 68,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 3,121
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 27,900
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 19,865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,043 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,857 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,660 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $206,250
Average Home Value $233,761


Median Household Income $64,841
Average Household Income $84,039
Per Capita Income $28,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.13%
Households 0.99% 1.04%
Families 0.92% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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 Park, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brooklyn Park 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 27 97th
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 168 82nd
Per Capita Income # 358 61st

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