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Brookhaven, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Brookhaven had a population of 12,782 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Brookhaven, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,782
Daytime Population: Workers 10,767
Daytime Population: Residents 7,985
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,752
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 12,105
Population in Familes 9,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 677
Population Density2 591
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $31,345
Average Household Income $50,295
Per Capita Income $20,016


Total Housing Units 5,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,877 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,948 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $104,073
Average Home Value $141,510


Total Households 4,825
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,124
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.3%
Households 0.16% 0.21%
Families -0.1% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

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, 2017 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 Density # 140 62nd
Diversity Index # 89 75th
Median Household Income # 219 40th
Per Capita Income # 150 59th

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