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Brookhaven, New York - Basic Facts

The Brookhaven CDP(1) had a population of 3,508 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Brookhaven is located at latitude 40.7793 and longitude -72.9154 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Brookhaven Census Designated Place 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 7 feet.

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Fire Place.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Brookhaven, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,508 (100%)
Population in Households 3,055 (87.1%)
Population in Families 2,415 (68.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 453 (12.9%)
Population Density 605
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $94,989
Average Household Income $137,714
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $47,651
Wealth Index5 215


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 993 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $581,536
Average Home Value $609,139
Housing Affordability Index3 68


Total Households 1,208
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 803
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.15% -0.13%
Households 0.24% -0.13%
Families 0.1% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.06%

Brookhaven, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookhaven to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 440 63rd
Population Density # 879 27th
Median Household Income # 347 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 108 9th
Per Capita Income # 308 74th
Diversity Index # 387 68th

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