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Brooklyn Population Info: According to the US Government's Census Bureau 2010 Census Data:

2,504,700 people live in Brooklyn, New York

The prior established estimate was 2,567,098 people as of the April 2010 Estimate.

The 2010 Census was challenged by the City, which claimed that residents in four neighborhoods (Astoria and Jackson Heights in Queens and Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn/Kings County) were undercounted by at least 50,000 residents. The Census Bureau refused to change the count in April 2012.
Read more about why Census numbers might be challenged, and what the process is...


The prior challenge for Kings County (Brooklyn) in 2007 saw the estimated population go from 2,528,050 to 2,539,206 residents.


IMPORTANT:
The borders of the borough of Brooklyn and Kings County are the same,
that is, Brooklyn makes up ALL of Kings County, and Kings County is ONLY Brooklyn.
When searching the Census websites and data for information on Brooklyn, search for Kings County, NY.



  • Brooklyn remains the most populous of the city's five boroughs:
    • 2,230,722 Queens
    • 1,585,873 Manhattan (New York County)
    • 1,385,108 The Bronx
    • 468,730 Staten Island (Richmond County)

    Kings County (which shares the same border as the Borough of Brooklyn) is the most populous of all counties in New York State,
    and the seventh largest county in the United States after:
    • Los Angeles (CA),
    • Cook (IL) Chicago,
    • Harris (TX) Houston,
    • Maricopa (AZ) Phoenix,
    • San Diego (CA), and
    • Orange (CA)
    counties.


    Year 2010

    Year 2000
  • The population density is Brooklyn is about 10,000 people per square mile. One percentage point in the graph above is equal to roughly 81,751 persons (2010).
    Historical Population estimates
    • 2010: 2,504,700
    • 2009: 2,567,098
    • 2008: 2,556,598
    • 2007: 2,539,206
    • 2006: 2,508,820
    • 1990: 2,300,664
    • 1980: 2,230,936
    • 1970: 2,602,012
    • 1960: 2,627,319
    • 1950: 2,738,175
    • 1940: 2,698,285
    • 1930: 2,560,401
    • 1920: 2,018,356
    • 1910: 1,634,351
    • 1900: 1,166,582
    • 1890: 838,547*
    • 1880: 599,495
    • 1870: 419,921
    • 1860: 279,122
    • 1850: 138,882
    • 1800: 5,740
    • 1749: 2,283
    • 1723: 2,218
    • 1698: 2,017

    note that more people lived in
    Brooklyn between 1950 and 1970 than live here today!


    *Brooklyn was consolidated into the city of New York in 1898
    Google Chart


    Race and Ethnicity 2010 Data
    2010 Data — data in parenthesis is 2008 estimated data
    • 42.8% (51.4%) are White
    • 34.3% (37.2%) are Black or African-American
    • 0.5% (0.5%) are Native American Indian and/or Alaska Native persons
    • 0.0% (0.1%) are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (although listed as 0.0%, it's actually 1,243 persons in 2010)
    • 10.5% (9.3%) are Asian
    • 36.8% are White persons of non-Hispanic/Latino origin
    • 19.8% (19.2%) are of Latino or Hispanic origin
    • 10.1% (10.1%) reporting some other race
    • 2.8% (1.6%) reporting two or more races

    Population by Neighborhood
    according to the NYC Dept of City Planning (year 2010 data)

    • Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill: 22,887 (CB: BK09)
    • Sheepshead Bay-Gerritsen Beach-Manhattn Bch: 64,518 (CB: BK17)
    • Brighton Beach: 35,547 (CB: BK19)
    • Seagate-Coney Island: 31,965 (CB: BK21)
    • West Brighton: 17,750 (CB: BK23)
    • Homecrest: 44,316 (CB: BK25)
    • Gravesend: 29,436 (CB: BK26)
    • Bath Beach: 29,931 (CB: BK27)
    • Bensonhurst West: 88,727 (CB: BK28)
    • Bensonhurst East: 62,978 (CB: BK29)
    • Dyker Heights: 42,419 (CB: BK30)
    • Bay Ridge: 79,371 (CB: BK31)
    • Sunset Park West: 54,041 (CB: BK32)
    • Carroll Gardens-Columbia Street-Red Hook: 38,353 (CB: BK33)
    • Sunset Park East: 72,340 (CB: BK34)
    • Stuyvesant Heights: 63,504 (CB: BK35)
    • Park Slope-Gowanus: 67,649 (CB: BK37)
    • DUMBO-Vinegar Hill-Downtown Brklyn-Boerum Hill: 34,495 (CB: BK38)
    • Windsor Terrace: 20,988 (CB: BK40)
    • Kensington-Ocean Parkway: 36,891 (CB: BK41)
    • Flatbush: 105,804 (CB: BK42)
    • Midwood: 52,835 (CB: BK43)
    • Madison: 38,917 (CB: BK44)
    • Georgetown-Marine Park-Bergen Beach-Mill Basin: 45,231 (CB: BK45)
    • Ocean Parkway South: 20,299 (CB: BK46)
    • Canarsie: 83,693 (CB: BK50)
    • Flatlands: 64,762 (CB: BK58)
    • Prospect Lefferts Gardens-Wingate: 67,459 (CB: BK60)
    • Crown Heights North: 103,169 (CB: BK61)
    • Crown Heights South: 39,670 (CB: BK63)
    • Prospect Heights: 19,849 (CB: BK64)
    • Fort Greene: 26,079 (CB: BK68)
    • Clinton Hill: 34,791 (CB: BK69)
    • Williamsburg: 32,926 (CB: BK72)
    • North Side-South Side: 45,774 (CB: BK73)
    • Bedford: 70,713 (CB: BK75)
    • Greenpoint: 34,719 (CB: BK76)
    • Bushwick North: 57,138 (CB: BK77)
    • Bushwick South: 72,101 (CB: BK78)
    • Ocean Hill: 31,935 (CB: BK79)
    • Brownsville: 58,300 (CB: BK81)
    • East New York: 91,958 (CB: BK82)
    • Cypress Hills-City Line: 49,223 (CB: BK83)
    • East New York (Pennsylvania Ave): 29,343 (CB: BK85)
    • Borough Park: 106,357 (CB: BK88)
    • East Williamsburg: 34,158 (CB: BK90)
    • East Flatbush-Farragut: 50,355 (CB: BK91)
    • Starrett City: 13,354 (CB: BK93)
    • Erasmus: 29,938 (CB: BK95)
    • Rugby-Remsen Village: 55,326 (CB: BK96)
  • more info is available from the NYC Dept of City Planning

    More Facts...

    • 52% of Brooklyn residents are female.
    What are the major ethnicities in Brooklyn?
    Race and Ethnicity 2010 Data — data in parenthesis is 2008 estimated data
    • 42.8% (51.4%) are White
    • 34.3% (37.2%) are Black or African-American
    • 0.5% (0.5%) are Native American Indian and/or Alaska Native persons
    • 0.0% (0.1%) are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (although listed as 0.0%, it's actually 1,243 persons in 2010)
    • 10.5% (9.3%) are Asian
    • 36.8% are White persons of non-Hispanic/Latino origin
    • 19.8% (19.2%) are of Latino or Hispanic origin
    • 10.1% (10.1%) reporting some other race
    • 2.8% (1.6%) reporting two or more races
    • 37.8% were born in a foreign country
    • 46.7% speak a language other than English at home
    Here is a map of ethnicity by census block, from the New York Times

    Age 2010 Data — data in parenthesis is 2008 estimated data
    • 7.1% (7.5%) are under the age of 5 years
    • 23.7% (25.1%) are under the age of 18
    • 11.5% (12.3%) are age 65 or older
    • The median age of females in Brooklyn is 35.7 (36.5) years old. For males, it's 32.4 (32.7) years.
    Children and Education:
    • 44,867 are in nursery school / preschool
    • 37,431 are in kindergarten
    • 274,572 are in grades 1-8
    • 160,605 are in high school, and
    • 179,707 are in college or graduate school
    • of those over the age of 25,
      • 47.7% are high school graduates
      • 21.8% have a Bachelor's degree or higher


    Miscellaneous Facts
    • 62.9% have been living in the same house or apartment for the last 5 years
    • 603,816 have a disability
    • there are 38,732 businesses with paid employees in Brooklyn.
      • 37% of those are minority owned (1997 data)
      • 26% are owned by women (1997 data)
    • Brooklynites spend an average of 43 minutes traveling to work
      • 45% take the subway to work
      • 22% drive to work, by themselves
      • 10% take the bus
      • 9% walk to work (lucky!)
      • 8% carpool
      • 2% work at home (even better!)
    • There are about 10,267 apartment buidings in Brooklyn
    • Median income is $41,304 per year (2007 data)
    • an estimated 24% of Brooklynites live in poverty.
      vs.
      • 27% Bronx
      • 18% Manhattan
      • 16% Queens
      • 9% Staten Island


      Read how the Census Bureau defines poverty or how the census bureau defines race

    Geography and Trivia

    • Kings County (which contains Brooklyn) is the 7th most populous county in the United States. Ahead of Brooklyn are:
      • Los Angeles County (Los Angeles, CA)
      • Cook County (Chicago)
      • Harris County (Houston)
      • Maricopa County (Phoenix)
      • Orange County (Orange County, California)
      • San Diego County (California)


    • In 1998, 1,207,419 Brooklynites were registered voters, 70% are Democrats. Only 768,703 voted in the 2008 Presidential Election.
    • Brooklyn covers 71 square miles
    • There are about 34,916 people per square mile in Brooklyn
    • Brooklynites represent 93 different ethnic groups, 150 nationalities, and speak 136 different languages.
  • More Trivia...

    • Brooklyn residents spend an average of 43 minutes commuting to work each day.
    • 86% of the housing in Brooklyn is in multi-unit dwellings, i.e. apartments in buildings with two or more units. There are about 10,267 apartment buildings in Brooklyn.
    • 47% of Brookynites speak a language other than English at home. The most common languages other than english spoken at home:
      • Spanish or Spanish Creole
      • Russian
      • Chinese
      • Yiddish
      • French Creole
      • Italian
      • Hebrew
      • Polish
      • French (including Patois, Cajun)
      • Arabic
    • 22% of Brooklynites have a Bachelors' degree or higher.
    • An estimated 600,000 people are buried in Green-Wood Cemetery.

      Chart of Brooklyn Ethnic breakdown


      Data from US Census Estimate of 2010

      Ancestries of Brooklynites

      According to the Year 2010 federal census, 2,257,431 people self-reported their ancestry during the Census (or about 92% of the total population counted in Brooklyn also reported their ancestry). The following ancestries were reported by Brooklyn residents:


      • 45% Other groups
      • 9% West Indian (except Hispanic groups): : 266,666
      • 7% Unclassified or not reported : 193,416
      • 4.25% Italian : 122,838
      • 3.15% American : 91,053
      • 2.67% Haitian : 77,042
      • 2.6% Russian : 75,161
      • 2.38% Jamaican : 68,841
      • 1.9% Irish : 55,405
      • 1.9% Subsaharan African: : 55,069
      • 1.8% Polish : 53,306
      • 1.5% African : 42,388
      • 1.4% Trinidadian and Tobagonian : 39,269
      • 1.3% Guyanese : 36,653
      • 1.3% West Indian : 36,532
      • 1.3% Arab: : 36,124
      The following self-reported ancestries fell under 1% of the total Brooklyn population:
      • German : 27,988
      • British West Indian : 27,597
      • European : 27,592
      • Hungarian : 26,354
      • Ukrainian : 25,329
      • English : 20,064
      • Eastern European : 13,886
      • Barbadian : 13,849
      • Greek : 12,255
      • Arab : 9,903
      • Egyptian : 9,565
      • French (except Basque) : 8,414
      • Israeli : 7,079
      • Albanian : 6,664
      • Syrian : 5,517
      • Scottish : 5,305
      • British : 5,216
      • Romanian : 4,882
      • Nigerian : 4,855
      • Other Arab : 4,373
      • Norwegian : 3,812
      • Other Subsaharan African : 3,547
      • Swedish : 3,492
      • Austrian : 2,919
      • Ghanaian : 2,695
      • Palestinian : 2,687
      • Lebanese : 2,430
      • Armenian : 2,412
      • Scotch-Irish : 2,371
      • Belizean : 2,238
      • Canadian : 2,226
      • Dutch : 2,208
      • French Canadian : 2,161
      • Portuguese : 2,112
      • Czech : 2,105
      • Turkish : 2,072
      • Iranian : 1,793
      • Yugoslavian : 1,748
      • Lithuanian : 1,702
      • Belgian : 1,663
      • Swiss : 1,584
      • Czechoslovakian : 1,488
      • Brazilian : 1,473
      • Moroccan : 1,279
      • Latvian : 957
      • Slavic : 946
      • Slovak : 920
      • Northern European : 894
      • Afghan : 776
      • Scandinavian : 767
      • Croatian : 636
      • Finnish : 633
      • South African : 609
      • Dutch West Indian : 603
      • Bulgarian : 564
      • Danish : 559
      • Welsh : 499
      • Basque : 441
      • Macedonian : 441
      • Jordanian : 370
      • Serbian : 369
      • Other West Indian : 346
      • Australian : 323
      • Maltese : 261
      • Cajun : 251
      • Liberian : 231
      • Sierra Leonean : 227
      • U.S. Virgin Islander : 198
      • Slovene : 179
      • New Zealander : 175
      • Bahamian : 151
      • Ethiopian : 138
      • Zimbabwean : 118
      • Cape Verdean : 107
      • Sudanese : 102
      • Celtic : 89
      • German Russian : 74
      • Estonian : 69
      • Cypriot : 63
      • Icelander : 61
      • Senegalese : 52
      • Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac : 40
      • Pennsylvania German : 40

      Religion in Brooklyn

      Because the federal Census Bureau is prohibited from collecting comprehensive data on religion, accurate data on religion is hard to come by.

      Estimates provided by the Association of Religion Data Archives (website) show that approximately 1,552,336 Brooklyn residents are adherents of a religion, in approximately these ratios:

      • Catholic: 58.8%
      • Protestant: 12%
      • Orthodox: 0.72%
      • Jewish: 24.4%
      • Muslim: 3.73%

      Note, however, that the numbers reported by the ARDA for Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs are so low it is likely they are well off the mark (their 2010 estimate for Muslims in Brooklyn is 95,126, which seems a bit suspect).

      It is also probable that traditionally African-American churches are under-reported in their data, which is unfortunate.

      What is the Census and Why is the population count important?

      The Census is undertaken every ten years in the United States by the Federal US Census Bureau. Getting as accurate a count as possible is important because the Federal, State, and local governments use population statistics to allocate funding for programs such as education and social services.

      In addition to delegation of services, the count is used to ensure compliance with civil rights statutes, such as the Voting Rights Act and and anti-discrimination laws.

      The count is also used by the government to decide how many seats your community will have in the US House of Representatives.

      Indvidual information you give to the Census is kept secret for a period of 72 years -- it is not available even to federal or state law enforcement, the Internal Revenue Service, etc. The sole purpose of the censuses and surveys is to secure general statistical information.

      The Census has been held in the US every ten years since 1790, without interruption.

      The last census of the United States took place on April 1, 2010.

      Popular Baby Names in Brooklyn
      At least 10 babies per name, year 2011 data from NYC Dept of Health:

      listed by order of popularity

      EstherJayden
      LeahDavid
      Chayajacob
      RachelDaniel
      IsabellaEthan
      SarahMoshe
      SophiaJoseph
      EmilyMichael
      OliviaAiden
      ChanaJustin
      MiriamAbraham
      ChloeMatthew
      MadisonAnthony
      SaraJoshua
      MiaSamuel
      RivkaAlexander
      EmmaRyan
      GittyAndrew
      AvaChaim
      AshleyJonathan