Income/capita 64%
Household income 69%
Unemployment 35%
Income per capita$10,666$31,502$29,829
Median household income$16,964$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$22,292$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$11,607$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$18,438$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$13,906$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level46.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Brooklyn is 64% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Brooklyn is 69% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Brooklyn is 35% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Brooklyn is 209% higher than the national average

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      Brooklyn median earnings by income bracket

      Brooklyn employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector3.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services20.7%1.8%
      Public administration8.5%5.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.6%6.7%
      Education, health & social services20.7%27.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladue, MO8,579$186,371237%
      Frontenac, MO3,527$149,821171%
      Huntleigh, MO355$144,375161%
      Glendale, MO5,917$128,571132%
      Grantwood Village, MO1,013$121,250119%
      Brooklyn, IL740$16,96469%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake Park, MN740$46,73116%
      Buffalo Lake, MN740$40,45527%
      Magnolia Springs, AL740$49,13511%
      Savoy, TX740$38,50030%
      Lake Santee, IN740$60,83310%
      Brooklyn, IL740$16,96469%
      Source: The Brooklyn, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).