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Our People

We’re strengthened by our diversity in Brooklyn Park.

The 2010 United States Census survey indicates that approximately 75, 781 people reside in the city of Brooklyn Park in 26,229 households as of April 1, 2010. This number is up from 67,388 counted in the 2000 census and 72,724 people in a 2007 survey. Brooklyn Park is listed as the sixth largest city in the state of Minnesota and continues to be a rapidly growing second ring suburb. The United State Census Bureau estimates that by the year 2030 the population of the city of Brooklyn Park will reach 85,000 people in 35,000 households. The former agricultural driven community offers a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential development opportunities. The community provide excellent recreational opportunities ranging from an extensive park and trail system to a nationally recognized public golf course.

The average household size estimated in 2010 was 2.89 persons per household, slightly higher than Hennepin County and the Twin Cities seven county region of 2.42 and 2.55 persons respectively. While the minor population, those under the age of eighteen dropped a few percentage points from the 2000 United States Census Bureau’s survey to 29%. While the 1990 to 2000 decade saw a decrease in unemployment in the city of Brooklyn Park, rates climbed between 2000 and 2010. In 2010, the unemployment rate in Brooklyn Park was at 7.6%.

For more detailed information related to the 2010 Census data please visit the Metropolitan Council website. At their site you will have the option to select a variety of state and metro area data, ranging from household size to income and ethnicity.

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Population by household chart

Sources: United States Census Bureau Decennial Census, Metropolitan Council Annual Estimates, and Metropolitan Council Forecasts.

Population by race chart

Source: United States Census Bureau Decennial Census or American Community Survey.

Chart of diversity in Brooklyn Park

Source: United States Census Bureau Decennial Census or American Community Survey.

Household size chart

Sources: United States Census Bureau Decennial Census and Metropolitan Council Annual Estimates.

Unemployment chart in Brooklyn Park

Sources: Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.