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Brookhaven, New York - Basic Facts

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place had a population of 3,404 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Brookhaven is located at latitude 40.7767 and longitude -72.9078 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Brookhaven Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389246) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brookhaven, a minor civil division (MCD) of Suffolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookhaven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Fire Place.

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Brookhaven, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,404
Population in Households 2,950
Population in Familes 2,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 454
Population Density1 586
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,162
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 911 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $435,946
Average Home Value $471,817


Median Household Income $97,727
Average Household Income $128,564
Per Capita Income $48,113
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.05%
Households -0.19% -0.05%
Families -0.37% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brookhaven, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookhaven to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 453 62nd
Population Density1 # 892 26th
Diversity Index2 # 404 66th
Median Household Income # 228 81st
Per Capita Income # 194 84th

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