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Brookhaven, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Brookhaven had a population of 13,014 as of July 1, 2016. Brookhaven ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brookhaven is located at latitude 31.5806 and longitude -90.4434 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brookhaven (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.

The City of Brookhaven (GNIS ID: 2403933) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Brookhaven is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln 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.

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


Total Population 13,014
Population in Households 12,322
Population in Familes 10,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 692
Population Density1 601
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 4,915
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,996 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,919 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 780 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $98,378
Average Home Value $143,708


Median Household Income $30,746
Average Household Income $48,532
Per Capita Income $19,359
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.44%
Households 0.49% 0.36%
Families 0.2% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookhaven to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 33 91st
Population Density1 # 143 61st
Diversity Index2 # 85 77th
Median Household Income # 209 43rd
Per Capita Income # 144 60th

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