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Brooklyn, Ohio
Buildings in a city shopping center
Buildings in a city shopping center
Official seal of Brooklyn, Ohio
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Total 4.28 sq mi (11.09 km2)
 • Land 4.25 sq mi (11.01 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
764 ft (233 m)
 • Total 11,359
 • Density 2,504.35/sq mi (966.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-09246
GNIS feature ID 1056727

Brooklyn is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. The population was 11,359 at the 2020 census.


Brooklyn is located at 41°26′7″N 81°44′40″W / 41.43528°N 81.74444°W / 41.43528; -81.74444 (41.435357, -81.744457).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


86.2% spoke English, 2.8% Spanish, 2.5% Arabic, 2.0% Italian, 1.7% German, and 1.4% Greek.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 648
1930 784
1940 1,108 41.3%
1950 6,317 470.1%
1960 10,733 69.9%
1970 13,142 22.4%
1980 12,342 −6.1%
1990 11,706 −5.2%
2000 11,586 −1.0%
2010 11,169 −3.6%
2020 11,359 1.7%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,169 people, 5,153 households, and 2,926 families living in the city. The population density was 2,628.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,014.7/km2). There were 5,506 housing units at an average density of 1,295.5 per square mile (500.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.3% White, 5.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 4.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.4% of the population.

There were 5,153 households, of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Other famous things in Brooklyn

Brooklyn was home to the first seat belt law in 1966 and the first cell phone law for motorists in 1999.

The Hugo Boss Plant was closed for three months in 2009 and was going to ship the jobs overseas to Turkey; however, the union and the City of Brooklyn were able to reach a compromise and a three-year contract reopening the plant shortly after.

Brooklyn High School gained attention on October 20, 1955, when Elvis Presley performed in its auditorium. It was the first ever concert Presley performed in the northern United States. It is also believed to be the first filmed concert in his career. It would be nearly a year before he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Presley was not the headliner at the concert organized by Cleveland DJ Bill Randle. The other, more popular performers were Bill Haley & His Comets, The Four Lads and Pat Boone.

On October 20, 2005, some of the acts returned to participate in an anniversary event for this visit. Among the acts were Priscilla Wright, and Bill Haley's Original Comets. The BHS Chorale also performed a song with Priscilla Wright. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designates Brooklyn High School a national rock 'n' roll landmark; Elvis Presley performed at the school on Oct 20, 1955".


Top employers

According to the city's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 KeyBank 2,995
2 Walmart 976
3 Victory Capital Management 590
4 Arrow International 586
5 Plain Dealer Publishing Company 429
6 Cognizant 341
7 City of Brooklyn 321
8 Vendors Exchange International 281
9 USF Holland 244
10 Brooklyn City School District 218

See also

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