Brookhaven, Mississippi

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Brookhaven is a small city in Lincoln County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 9,861 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lincoln County.[1] It was named after the Town of Brookhaven, New York, by founder Samuel Jayne, in 1818.



Brookhaven is located at 31°34′54″N 90°26′34″W / 31.58167°N 90.44278°W / 31.58167; -90.44278 (31.581704, -90.442806)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

The size of the city was expanded in late 2007 to almost triple the previous size. It was done through a vote of annexation.[3][4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,861 people, 3,810 households, and 2,480 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,345.6 people per square mile (519.4/km²). There were 4,240 housing units at an average density of 578.6/sq mi (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.55% White, 50.91% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

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