Brooklyn, Iowa facts for kids
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Brooklyn: Community of Flags
Location of Brooklyn, Iowa
|• Total||1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)|
|• Land||1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||912 ft (278 m)|
|• Density||1,142.21/sq mi (441.12/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454842|
Brooklyn is a city in Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,502 at the 2020 census. It is located just off U.S. Route 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 other sources. 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 (41.732093, -92.443531).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,468 people, 615 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,183.9 inhabitants per square mile (457.1/km2). There were 665 housing units at an average density of 536.3 per square mile (207.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.
There were 615 households, of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 36.2 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
Iowa Caucus 2008
During the Presidential caucus of 2008 the editor of The Brooklyn Paper, a small New York City broadsheet journal, spent a week in Brooklyn, Iowa, posting daily reports on the city, its residents and the political process.
Brooklyn is part of the BGM Community School District, a primarily rural school district that also includes the communities of Guernsey and Malcom and surrounding areas. The main campus houses a single building that serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Bruce Braley (born 1957), United States Congressman, grew up in Brooklyn.
- Rollin Edelen (1908–1993), Iowa businessman and state legislator, was born in Brooklyn.
- Walter E. Edelen (1911–1991), Iowa business and state legislator, was born in Brooklyn.
- Bernard F. Meyer (1891–1975), Catholic missionary to China who served as Prefect Apostolic of Wuzhou, was born in Brooklyn.