Brookside, Alabama

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Brookside, Alabama

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High Points

Brookside strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Brookside Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Brookside Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Brookside Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Brookside Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 18% Brookside Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Brookside, Alabama

Comparing Brookside to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 5
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 3 5
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 2 3
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 2
Housing Recently Built 8 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Brookside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35036
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.637
Longitude -86.927

Brookside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
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Brookside Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,393 100%
Male 675 48.5%
Female 718 51.5%
Under 18 346 24.8%
18+ 1,047 75.2%
65+ 179 12.8%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,261 90.5%
African-American 121 8.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.9%

Estimated Brookside Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,355
Growth -38
Growth % -2.7%

Brookside Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
Irish 12.8%
English 9.5%
German 6.2%
Italian 4.2%
Dutch 2.8%
Welsh 2.3%
Slovak 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
African 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brookside 1,393 $34,821
Adamsville 4,965 $46,270
Dora 2,413 $29,000
Gardendale 11,626 $56,929
Graysville 2,344 $35,938
Maytown 435 $44,038
Mulga 973 $41,382
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