The small city of Brooklyn, Ohio is home to slightly less than 11,000 residents. Retirees are common, as they account for 20% of the population compared to 14% nationally. At an average age of just over 43, the city's population skews older than most cities in Ohio. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 58% of residents own their homes. At $766/month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for Brooklyn residents is quicker than almost 70% of cities in Ohio. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 48% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. Relatively few workers commute on foot.
There are three primary industries in Brooklyn: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $53,000, Brooklyn workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in Ohio. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Brooklyn has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (29%) compared to the national average. Further, 8% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.