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

2,712,308 people live in BROOKLYN, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $39,805. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

Median Age


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


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Demographics and Employment Data for BROOKLYN, NY

BROOKLYN has 985,108 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. 2,712,308 people call BROOKLYN home. The population density is 58,678.964 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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


Median Age

47.63 / 52.37%

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