Brookhaven, Mississippi Population 2024

11,572

Brookhaven is a city located in Franklin County and Lincoln County Mississippi. Brookhaven has a 2024 population of 11,572. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County. Brookhaven is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,644 in 2020.

The average household income in Brookhaven is $55,899 with a poverty rate of 31.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brookhaven is 42 years, 37.9 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Brookhaven Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 56.74%
  • White: 41.39%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Two or more races: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.1%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
21.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
534.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.62% (-72)
The current population of Brookhaven, Mississippi is 11,572 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,644.

Brookhaven, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American6,64656.74%
White4,84841.39%
Asian1771.51%
Two or more races310.26%
Other race120.1%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brookhaven Population by Race

Brookhaven Population Pyramid 2024

Brookhaven Median Age

42

Total

37.9

Male

45.2

Female

Brookhaven Adults

There are 9,131 adults, (2,120 of whom are seniors) in Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookhaven Sex Ratio

Female6,52555.7%
Male5,18944.3%

Brookhaven Population by Age

Brookhaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5842.435743
Non Family1,9071.2352.647.4
Married1,3983.1177.922.1
Female1,1463.6439.760.3
Male1332.1149.650.4

3.22

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brookhaven Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3103.7%
9th to 12th Grade7198.58%
High School Graduate2,75032.8%
Some College1,81121.6%
Associates Degree1,09713.09%
Bachelors Degree1,12313.4%
Graduate Degree5736.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black4,3163,635386
White3,6763,3481,289
Hispanic2352350
Asian15213217
Other Race12124

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.07%.

Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,882$40,390$29,809
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$27,125$29,801$24,750
Some College$38,045$41,497$29,821
Bachelors Degree$28,989$0$28,351
Graduate Degree$75,861$101,154$49,920

$32,882

Average Earnings

$40,390

Average Male

$29,809

Average Female

Brookhaven Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookhaven Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brookhaven Language

97.66% of Brookhaven residents speak only English, while 2.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Brookhaven Language

Brookhaven Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black6,4942,60540.11%
White4,35791721.05%

31.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.85%

Male Poverty Rate

33.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookhaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookhaven is Black, with 40.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookhaven is White, with 21.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.52%.

Brookhaven Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.09%
High School32.53%
Some College20.52%
Bachelors or Greater19.53%

Brookhaven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.16%
Female Employed13.5%
Male Employed13.31%
Male Unemployed0%

Brookhaven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookhaven Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$32,869$55,899
Families$47,217$71,510
Married Families$89,844$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,277$33,485

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brookhaven Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookhaven Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brookhaven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brookhaven Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brookhaven Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

341

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam181
First Gulf War49
Second Gulf War39
Korea0
World War II0

Brookhaven Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74163
75+77
55 to 6462
35 to 5439
18 to 340

Brookhaven Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1743.58%
White1674.07%

Brookhaven Veterans by Race

Brookhaven Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

70.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookhaven Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Brookhaven Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brookhaven Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brookhaven 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

83.31%

Born in Brookhaven

98.31%

Native Born

1.69%

Foreign Born

1.38%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.31% of Brookhaven residents were born in the United States, with 83.31% having been born in Mississippi. 1.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brookhaven Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,482-18-0.16%
202811,500-18-0.16%
202711,518-18-0.16%
202611,536-18-0.16%
202511,554-18-0.16%
202411,572-18-0.16%
202311,590-18-0.16%
202211,608-105-0.9%
202111,713690.59%
202011,644-305-2.55%
201911,949-91-0.76%
201812,040-107-0.88%
201712,147-43-0.35%
201612,190-78-0.64%
201512,268-99-0.8%
201412,367-12-0.1%
201312,379-67-0.54%
201212,446-28-0.22%
201112,474-32-0.26%
201012,5062,64526.82%
20009,861-382-3.73%
199010,243-557-5.16%
198010,8001000.93%
197010,7008158.24%
19609,8852,08426.71%
19507,8011,56925.18%
19406,23294417.85%
19305,28858212.37%
19204,706-587-11.09%
19105,2932,61597.65%
19002,67800%
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Brookhaven Population by Year