A town in Georgia, Brookhaven has approximately 52,000 residents. Families with young children are a frequent sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 10% of the population, while young adults are less well-represented. At an average age of just under 35, the city's residents are younger than most cities in Georgia. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence despite paying roughly $361/month more in rent than the state average.
Brookhaven has an average commute time of about 28 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 47% of workers, while public transportation is used by just 6% of the population. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Brookhaven, the most common four of which are scientific, entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 28% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 14% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Brookhaven workers earn an average annual income of just over $101K, around $34,000 more than the average Georgia resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Brookhaven has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 15% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 25% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.