Brooklyn, Iowa

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Brooklyn is a city in Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,367 at the 2000 census. It is located just off of U.S. Highway 6 and a few miles north of Interstate 80. Near the center of town Brooklyn boasts a large display of flags from each of the fifty states, the four branches of the military, and a smattering of others. The city bills itself as "Brooklyn: Community of Flags."



Brooklyn is located at 41°43′56″N 92°26′37″W / 41.73222°N 92.44361°W / 41.73222; -92.44361 (41.732093, -92.443531)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,367 people, 582 households, and 349 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,142.8 people per square mile (439.8/km²). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 534.2/sq mi (205.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.20% White, 0.07% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 582 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $44,531. Males had a median income of $29,018 versus $20,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,315. About 2.9% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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