Brooklyn Center is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The population was 29,172 at the 2000 census. It is an inner-ring suburb of Minneapolis.
Brooklyn Center was established as a village in 1911, under fears that it would be annexed by the rapidly expanding and adjacent Minneapolis. While originally rural, it became a city in 1966, and is now completely urbanized.
Brooklyn Center is located in Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles
), of which, 7.9 square miles (20.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (4.80%) is water.
Interstates 94 and 694 and Minnesota State Highways 100 and 252 are four of the main routes in the city.
Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
, a private career college, offers master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in business, information technology, health sciences and legal sciences at its Brooklyn Center campus.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 29,172 people, 11,430 households, and 7,383 families residing in the city. The population density
was 3,672.0 people per square mile (1,418.6/km²). There were 11,598 housing units at an average density of 1,459.9/sq mi (564.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.39% White
, 14.09% African American
, 0.87% Native American
, 8.79% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander
, 1.49% from other races
, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.82% of the population.
There were 11,430 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,570, and the median income for a family was $52,006. Males had a median income of $36,031 versus $27,755 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,695. About 4.7% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.