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Brooklyn (village), Wisconsin
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Location of Brooklyn in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Location of Brooklyn in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Area
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,401
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,465
 • Density 1,312.72/sq mi (506.87/km2)
FIPS code 55-10075
GNIS feature ID 1582869

Brooklyn is a village in Dane and Green counties in Wisconsin, United States. At the 2000 census, 502 Brooklyn residents lived in Dane County and 414 in Green County, with a total population of 916. The 2010 census population was 1,401 inhabitants, with 936 of these in Dane County and 465 in Green County.

The Dane County portion of Brooklyn is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Green County portion is part of the Monroe Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Brooklyn is “an affluent village.” In 2015, Brooklyn had a mean income of $76,471 and a median income of $78,506.

History

The village was incorporated in 1905. It was named after Brooklyn, New York.

Geography

Brooklyn is located at 42°51′13″N 89°22′11″W / 42.853600°N 89.369689°W / 42.853600; -89.369689Coordinates: 42°51′13″N 89°22′11″W / 42.853600°N 89.369689°W / 42.853600; -89.369689{{#coordinates:}}: cannot have more than one primary tag per page.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

All mailing addresses in the village use ZIP code 53521.

The village straddles the boundary between the Sugar-Pecatonica river basin (Allen Creek and Middle Sugar River watershed) draining to the west, and Lower Rock river basin (Badfish Creek watershed) draining to the east. [1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 362
1920 407 12.4%
1930 406 −0.2%
1940 449 10.6%
1950 479 6.7%
1960 590 23.2%
1970 565 −4.2%
1980 627 11.0%
1990 789 25.8%
2000 916 16.1%
2010 1,401 52.9%
2020 (est.) 1,484 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Young population

Brooklyn has gained and maintained a population of young adults at an above-average rate. According to a 2017 case study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, young adults have cited Brooklyn’s affordable housing, high-quality local schools, proximity to both Madison and Janesville, and “small town feel” with a “sense of safety and community” as reasons why they had chosen to live in Brooklyn.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,401 people, 508 households, and 391 families living in the village. The population density was 1,285.3 inhabitants per square mile (496.3/km2). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 483.5 per square mile (186.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.1% White, 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population.

There were 508 households, of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.0% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 32.8 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

Transportation

Roads

Wisconsin state highways 92 and 104 intersect in the village. Dane county highway MM terminates at that intersection. United States highway 14 passes to the east of Brooklyn.

Railways

An abandoned Chicago & NW Railway line runs through the village.

Education

Brooklyn Elementary School, a public school, is part of the Oregon School District.

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