Brookhaven, Mississippi Population 2021

11,785
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Brookhaven is a city located in Lincoln County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County. With a 2020 population of 11,785, it is the 36th largest city in Mississippi and the 2760th largest city in the United States . Brookhaven is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -5.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,513 in 2010. Brookhaven reached it's highest population of 12,512 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Brookhaven has a population density of 545 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brookhaven is $55,908 with a poverty rate of 26.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $720 per month, and the median house value is $100,300. The median age in Brookhaven is 37.5 years, 35.9 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Brookhaven Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 60.59%
  • White: 37.72%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Two or more races: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Brookhaven, Mississippi is 11,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,028.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,513.

Brookhaven, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202134,039-57-0.17%
202034,096-57-0.17%
201934,153-57-0.17%
201834,210-130-0.38%
201734,340-35-0.10%
201634,375-147-0.43%
201534,522-211-0.61%
201434,73380.02%
201334,725-121-0.35%
201234,846-25-0.07%
201134,871-25-0.07%
201034,8960.00%

Brookhaven Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,34160.59%
White4,57037.72%
Asian1651.36%
Two or More Races340.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.04%
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Brookhaven Population by Race

Brookhaven Population Pyramid $2021

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Brookhaven Median Age

37.5


Total

35.9


Male

39.8


Female

Brookhaven Adults

There are 9,177 adults, (1,993 of whom are seniors) in Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookhaven Sex Ratio

Female

6,682

55.15%

Male

5,433

44.85%

Brookhaven Population by Age

Brookhaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brookhaven Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All63.8%36.2%
Male56.9%43.1%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Female44%56%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brookhaven Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3462.6463.8
Married1,5853.1686.5
Non Family1,5191.2255.2
Female1,1263.7644
Male1163.0856.9

3.34

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Brookhaven Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5046.30%
9th to 12th Grade6728.40%
High School Graduate2,56132.02%
Some College1,82122.77%
Associates Degree89011.13%
Bachelors Degree1,00212.53%
Graduate Degree5476.84%
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Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,5823,747437
White3,2352,9341,039
Asian110758
Hispanic656565
2+ Races343434
Native American5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,042$41,563$22,437
Less Than 9th Grade$20,727$20,068$25,453
High School Graduate$21,822$36,447$19,816
Some College$30,621$34,144$25,308
Bachelors Degree$42,636$54,813$27,351
Graduate Degree$87,853$89,946$48,011

$30,042

Average Earnings

$41,563

Average Male

$22,437

Average Female

Brookhaven Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookhaven Language by Age

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Brookhaven Language

98.24% of Brookhaven residents speak only English, while 1.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Brookhaven Language

Brookhaven Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,1072,78239.14%
White4,2572525.92%
Native55100.00%

26.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.50%

Male Poverty Rate

28.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookhaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookhaven is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookhaven is White, with 5.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.74%.

Brookhaven Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.03%
High School27.65%
Some College21.30%
Bachelors or Greater8.72%

Brookhaven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.13%
Male Unemployed22.93%
Female Employed16.17%
Male Employed9.13%

Brookhaven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookhaven Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,331$55,908
Families$44,747$69,288
Married Families$79,269-
Non Families$21,260$30,437
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Income by Household Type

Brookhaven Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookhaven Married by Age and Sex

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Brookhaven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Brookhaven Marital Status by Race

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Brookhaven Marital Status

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364

Number of Veterans

300

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam144
Second Gulf War62
First Gulf War53
World War II9
Korea

Brookhaven Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74132
35 to 54123
55 to 6462
18 to 3425
75+22

Brookhaven Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2013.75%
White1634.45%

Brookhaven Veterans by Race

Brookhaven Veterans by Education

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21.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookhaven Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Brookhaven Employment by Age

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Brookhaven Employment by Race

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Brookhaven Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.38%

Born in Brookhaven

98.64%

Native Born

1.36%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.64% of Brookhaven residents were born in the United States, with 84.38% having been born in Mississippi. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brookhaven Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,785-81-0.68%
202011,866-81-0.68%
201911,947-81-0.67%
201812,028-104-0.86%
201712,132-45-0.37%
201612,177-83-0.68%
201512,260-101-0.82%
201412,361-16-0.13%
201312,377-70-0.56%
201212,447-30-0.24%
201112,477-35-0.28%
201012,5122,6512.41%
20009,861-382-0.38%
199010,243-557-0.53%
198010,8001000.09%
197010,7008150.80%
19609,8852,0842.40%
19507,8011,5692.27%
19406,2329441.66%
19305,2885821.17%
19204,706-587-1.17%
19105,2932,6157.05%
19002,6780.00%

Brookhaven Population by Year