Brookhaven, New York Population 2024

483,351

Brookhaven is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Brookhaven has a 2024 population of 483,351. Brookhaven is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -0.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 484,525 in 2020.

The average household income in Brookhaven is $140,271 with a poverty rate of 6.83%. The median age in Brookhaven is 40 years: 39.4 years for males, and 40.7 years for females.

Brookhaven Demographics

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

  • White: 77.43%
  • Two or more races: 7.33%
  • Black or African American: 6.27%
  • Asian: 4.89%
  • Other race: 3.78%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
259.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,861.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.24% (-1,174)
The current population of Brookhaven, New York is 483,351 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 484,525.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White377,21477.43%
Two or more races35,7147.33%
Black or African American30,5586.27%
Asian23,8094.89%
Other race18,4213.78%
Native American1,3820.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander640.01%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brookhaven Population by Race

Brookhaven Population Pyramid 2024

Brookhaven Median Age

40

Total

39.4

Male

40.7

Female

Brookhaven Adults

There are 383,729 adults, (78,858 of whom are seniors) in Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookhaven Sex Ratio

Female246,94250.69%
Male240,22049.31%

Brookhaven Population by Age

Brookhaven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All165,0672.8780.619.4
Married92,5313.5190.99.1
Non Family47,2851.2765.134.9
Female17,1563.5870.229.8
Male8,0953.2875.624.4

3.41

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

80.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brookhaven Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade15,7324.73%
Associates Degree34,86510.49%
Bachelors Degree61,32918.45%
Graduate Degree53,83116.19%
High School Graduate96,41429%
Less Than 9th Grade11,2353.38%
Some College59,04317.76%

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
White248,607235,39589,876
Hispanic44,95834,9089,343
2+ Races18,50715,5985,188
Black18,36116,4874,866
Asian13,92512,6488,492
Other Race11,3178,1232,053
Native American920492112
Islander545410

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.98%.

Brookhaven Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$75,150$87,296$64,901
Graduate Degree$96,655$116,551$84,318
High School Graduate$51,436$63,303$36,682
Less Than 9th Grade$41,231$49,382$27,340
Overall$64,384$76,233$53,883
Some College$59,231$74,561$46,566

$64,384

Average Earnings

$76,233

Average Male

$53,883

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

81.55% of Brookhaven residents speak only English, while 18.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.7% of the population.

Brookhaven Language

Brookhaven Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White334,10218,4285.52%
Hispanic79,4367,6169.59%
Black29,2223,26011.16%
Multiple34,8463,1739.11%
Asian19,6831,8039.16%
Other17,8681,5098.45%
Native1,35433224.52%
Islander64914.06%

6.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.83%

Male Poverty Rate

7.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookhaven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookhaven is Native, with 24.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookhaven is White, with 5.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.49%.

Brookhaven Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.24%
High School8.15%
Some College4.77%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%

Brookhaven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.94%
Male Unemployed11.6%
Female Employed2.46%
Male Employed2.02%

Brookhaven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookhaven Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$133,857$160,891
Households$114,845$140,271
Married Families$145,800$175,532
Non Families$60,834$79,560

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brookhaven Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brookhaven Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brookhaven Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17,671

Number of Veterans

16,605

Male Veterans

1,066

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam7,173
Second Gulf War2,533
First Gulf War2,258
Korea1,380
World War II568

Brookhaven Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+5,738
65 to 745,213
35 to 543,051
55 to 642,413
18 to 341,256

Brookhaven Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White15,8295.2%
Hispanic1,6853.13%
Black1,0774.87%
2+ Races3841.68%
Other Race2161.6%
Asian1380.72%
Native American272.24%

Brookhaven Veterans by Race

Brookhaven Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookhaven Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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

79.66%

Born in Brookhaven

87.42%

Native Born

12.58%

Foreign Born

4.9%

Non Citizen

7.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.42% of Brookhaven residents were born in the United States, with 79.66% having been born in New York. 4.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brookhaven Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029470,486-2,573-0.54%
2028473,059-2,573-0.54%
2027475,632-2,573-0.54%
2026478,205-2,573-0.54%
2025480,778-2,573-0.53%
2024483,351-2,573-0.53%
2023485,924-2,573-0.53%
2022488,497-2,573-0.52%
2021491,0706,5451.35%
2020484,5252,9880.62%
2019481,537-1,654-0.34%
2018483,191-772-0.16%
2017483,963-763-0.16%
2016484,726-1,469-0.3%
2015486,195-1,190-0.24%
2014487,385-574-0.12%
2013487,9593300.07%
2012487,629-624-0.13%
2011488,2531,5180.31%
2010486,73500%

Brookhaven Population by Year