Brookdale, New Jersey Population 2024

10,668

Brookdale is a city located in Essex County New Jersey. Brookdale has a 2024 population of 10,668. Brookdale is currently growing at a rate of 1.7% annually and its population has increased by 11.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,604 in 2020.

The average household income in Brookdale is $167,047 with a poverty rate of 3.99%. The median age in Brookdale is 39.3 years: 39.4 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Brookdale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brookdale was:

  • White: 61.17%
  • Asian: 13.24%
  • Two or more races: 13.05%
  • Black or African American: 8.28%
  • Other race: 3.2%
  • Native American: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,656.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.08% (1,064)
The current population of Brookdale, New Jersey is 10,668 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,604.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,30861.17%
Asian1,36513.24%
Two or more races1,34613.05%
Black or African American8548.28%
Other race3303.2%
Native American1091.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brookdale Population by Race

Brookdale Population Pyramid 2024

Brookdale Median Age

39.3

Total

39.4

Male

39.3

Female

Brookdale Adults

There are 7,807 adults, (1,680 of whom are seniors) in Brookdale.

Brookdale Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookdale Sex Ratio

Female5,32751.66%
Male4,98548.34%

Brookdale Population by Age

Brookdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5842.8787.312.7
Married2,2733.4393.46.6
Non Family7361.2373.926.1
Female4232.6874.925.1
Male1522.9994.15.9

3.26

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

87.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brookdale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1402%
Associates Degree4476.38%
Bachelors Degree2,77739.62%
Graduate Degree1,45520.76%
High School Graduate1,33118.99%
Less Than 9th Grade1161.66%
Some College74310.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brookdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookdale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,2514,1162,504
Hispanic1,1051,075571
Asian959931649
2+ Races604588401
Black450450400
Other Race239239129
Native American109320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 88.89%.

Brookdale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$95,541$96,071$72,260
Graduate Degree$106,439$145,139$92,250
High School Graduate$39,779$39,779$0
Less Than 9th Grade$31,915$44,125$0
Overall$81,151$94,554$67,621
Some College$44,873$77,578$38,750

$81,151

Average Earnings

$94,554

Average Male

$67,621

Average Female

Brookdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookdale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brookdale Language

70.64% of Brookdale residents speak only English, while 29.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.34% of the population.

Brookdale Language

Brookdale Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,5761903.41%
Asian1,36517412.75%
Black854343.98%
Hispanic1,935130.67%

3.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.04%

Male Poverty Rate

4.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookdale is Asian, with 12.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookdale is Hispanic, with 0.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.29%.

Brookdale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College9.41%
Less Than 9th Grade8.98%
Bachelors or Greater1.82%
High School1.58%

Brookdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.48%
Female Unemployed6.56%
Female Employed4.44%
Male Employed1.29%

Brookdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookdale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$170,482$183,604
Households$149,392$167,047
Married Families$177,060$-999,999,999
Non Families$69,643$97,202

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brookdale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookdale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brookdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brookdale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brookdale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

251

Number of Veterans

251

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War92
Vietnam82
First Gulf War23
World War II8
Korea7

Brookdale Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5481
75+66
65 to 7446
18 to 3445
55 to 6413

Brookdale Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2264.45%
2+ Races253.89%
Hispanic252.21%

Brookdale Veterans by Race

Brookdale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookdale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brookdale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brookdale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brookdale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.52%

Born in Brookdale

80.88%

Native Born

19.12%

Foreign Born

4.25%

Non Citizen

14.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.88% of Brookdale residents were born in the United States, with 50.52% having been born in New Jersey. 4.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brookdale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202410,6681781.7%
202310,4901781.73%
202210,3121781.76%
202110,1345305.52%
20209,604-197-2.01%
20199,8012622.75%
20189,539-36-0.38%
20179,575-344-3.47%
20169,9191061.08%
20159,8131071.1%
20149,706-190-1.92%
20139,896820.84%
20129,8143643.85%
20119,4502112.28%
20109,23900%

Brookdale Population by Year