BROOKLYN

A borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County is the most populous county.

Brooklyn is a borough of New York CityAlso called Kings County, it is the most populous county in the State of New York, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, behind New York County (Manhattan).  Brooklyn is also New York City's most populous borough, with 2,736,074 residents in 2020. 

 

Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, Brooklyn is located on the western portion of Long Island and shares a border with the borough of Queens. It has four bridge and tunnel connections to Manhattan across the East River, and is connected to Staten Island by way of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. With a land area of 70.82 square miles (183.4 km2) and a water area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Kings County is the state of New York's fourth-smallest county by land area and third-smallest by total area.

 

Like New Amsterdam across the harbor, Brooklyn was founded by the Dutch in the 17th century and by the 19th had grown into a busy port city in its own right. On January 1, 1898, after a long political campaign and public relations battle, in accordance with the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated into the current five borough structure of New York City. The borough continues to maintain some distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. Brooklyn's official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght, which translates from early modern Dutch as "Unity makes strength."

 

In recent decades Brooklyn has experienced gentrification and a renaissance, partly as a destination for hipsters, which has been accompanied by dramatic home price increases. A very New York phrase now is “Brownstone Brooklyn”, comprising many beautiful neighborhoods of classic late 19th century “brownstone” townhouses in neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Since the 2010’s Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurshiphigh technology start-up firmspostmodern art and design, including fast-changing neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick.

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Overview for BROOKLYN, NY

2,576,771 people live in BROOKLYN, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $36,292.7. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,576,771

Total Population

36 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$36,292.7

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for BROOKLYN, NY

BROOKLYN has 972,314 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BROOKLYN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,576,771 people call BROOKLYN home. The population density is 43,399.16 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,576,771

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36

Median Age

47.39 / 52.61%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
972,314

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$36,292.7

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in BROOKLYN, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby BROOKLYN. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
School rating
Website
Ps 216 Arturo Toscanini
3/5
Ps 225 Eileen E Zaglin (The)
3/5
Junior High School 78 Roy H Mann
4/5
Ps 197 Kings Highway Academy (The)
4/5
Junior High School 234 Arthur W Cunningham
4/5
Ps 277 Gerritsen Beach
4/5
New Visions Charter High School-Adv Ma/Sci III
2/5
Good Shepherd Catholic Academy
Yeshivant Mekot Haim
Windmill Montessori School
Prospect Park Bnos Leah High School
Yeshiva Ateret Torah
Yeshiva Toras Emmes Kamenitz
Ps 99 Isaac Asimov
3/5
Ps 199 Frederick Wachtel
3/5
Ps 209 Margaret Mead
4/5
Ps 215 Morris H Weiss
4/5
5/5
Ps 203 Floyd Bennett School
2/5
Origins High School
1/5
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School
1/5
Mirrer Yeshiva Educational Institute
Midwood Catholic Academy
Prospect Park Yeshiva
East Midwood Hebrew Day School
St Edmund Elementary School
St Mark Catholic Academy
Yeshiva Ahavas Torah
Yeshivah Of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School
Yeshiva Ateret Torah
Brooklyn Blue Feather School
Yeshivah Prep High School
Brooklyn Amity School
Midwood Catholic Academy
St Edmund Preparatory High School
Yeshiva Shaare Torah Inc
Yeshivah Of Flatbush
Yeshivat Ohel Torah
Ps 238 Anne Sullivan
1/5
William E Grady Career And Technical Education High School
Junior High School 278 Marine Park
4/5
Ps 195 Manhattan Beach
5/5
Ps 255 Barbara Reing School
4/5
New Visions Charter High School For The Humanities III
1/5
Success Academy Charter School - Bergen Beach
5/5
Mary Queen Of Catholic Academy
Shulamith School For Girls Of Brooklyn
St Bernard Catholic Academy
Yeshiva Of Belle Harbor/Yeshival Bitallon
Yeshiva Ohr Shraga Veretzky
Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Academy
Yeshiva Birchas Shmuel
Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin
Bnot Chaya Academy
Yeshiva Derech Hatorah
Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael
Bet Yaakov Ohr Sarrah
Cong. Ohr Shraga Dveretzky
Mesivta/Yeshiva Gedola Manhattan Beach
Yeshiva Machzikei Hadas 2
Yeshivat Magen Abraham
Leon M Goldstein High School For The Sciences
4/5
Ps 52 Sheepshead Bay
3/5
Ps 194 Raoul Wallenberg
1/5
Bnot Rachel High School
Reach For The Stars Learning Center
Bet Yaakov Ateret Torah
Mirrer Yeshiva High School
Yeshiva Darchei Aliya
Yeshivah Of Crown Heights
Magnet School Of Math Science & Design Technology
4/5
Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School
1/5
Ps 503 School Of Discovery (The)
2/5
Urban Assembly School For Leadership And Empowerment
3/5
School Of Math Science And Healthy Living
2/5
School For Future Leaders (The)
4/5
Is 281 Joseph B Cavallaro
4/5
1/5
Kingsborough Early College School
3/5
Success Academy Charter School - Bensonhurst
5/5
Hebrew Language Academy Charter School 2
2/5
Bay Ridge Christian Academy
Lutheran Elementary School Of Bay Ridge
Holy Angels Catholic Academy
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy Of Bro
Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices
St Peter Catholic Academy
Tiferes Miriam School For Girls
Talmud Torah Drabinu Joel
Baisyaakov Secondary School
Basis Independent Brooklyn
Beth Jacob Of Boro Park
Congregation Machna Shalva
Congregation Yeshiva Bnei Torah Inc
Ps 94 Henry Longfellow (The)
3/5
Ps 371 Lillian L Rashkis
High School Of Telecommunication Arts And Technology
2/5
3/5
Ps/Is 104 Fort Hamilton School (The)
4/5
Ralph A Fabrizio School
4/5
Ps 186 Dr Irving A Gladstone
3/5
Ps 200 Benson School
3/5
Junior High School 201 Dyker Heights (The)
5/5
Ps 69 Vincent D Grippo School
4/5
Ps 506 School Of Journalism And Technology (The)
2/5
Academy Of Talented Scholars (The)
4/5
Ps 748 Brooklyn School For Global Scholars
4/5
Ps 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School For The Arts
4/5
Is 96 Seth Low
3/5
Ps 177 Marlboro (The)
2/5
Ps 226 Alfred De B Mason
3/5
Mark Twain Is 239 For The Gifted And Talented
5/5
Life Academy High School For Film And Music
1/5
Dimitrios & Georgia Kaloidis Parochial School
Hasc - Hebrew Academy For Special Children
Leif Ericson Day School
Yeshivat Shaare Torah Girls Elementary School
St Patrick Academy
Viznitzer Chaider Tiferes Yisroel
Machon Bais Yaakov Hilda Birn High School
Nesivos Bais Yaakov
East Academy Of Science & Technology
Bais Sarah-Educ School For Girls
Beth Jacob Day School
Big Apple Academy
Bais Yaakov Of 18th Ave
Congregation Bnos Chaya
Talmud Torah Of Bobov 45
Tocah Vyirah Of Boro Park
Al Madrasa Al Islamiya
Tomer Dvora School
Middle School 839
4/5
Ps 721 Brooklyn Occupational Training Center
Is 187 Christa McAuliffe School (The)
5/5
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
2/5
Ps 160 William T Sampson
4/5
Ps 163 Bath Beach
4/5
Ps 185 Walter Kassenbrock
4/5
Ps 192 Magnet School For Math And Science Inquiry (The)
4/5
Junior High School 220 John J Pershing
4/5
Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow
3/5
Junior High School 259 William McKinley
5/5
Ps/Is 30 Mary White Ovington
2/5
Ps 101 Verrazano (The)
5/5
Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School
2/5