Brooklyn, Iowa

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Brooklyn, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Brooklyn Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Brooklyn Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Brooklyn, Iowa

Comparing Brooklyn to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Brooklyn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 183 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Poweshiek
Standard Zip Codes 52211
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.733
Longitude -92.445

Brooklyn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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Brooklyn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,367 100%
Male 622 45.5%
Female 745 54.5%
Under 18 335 24.5%
18+ 1,032 75.5%
65+ 290 21.2%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,356 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.5%

Estimated Brooklyn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,389
Growth 22
Growth % 1.6%

Brooklyn 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
German 45.1%
Irish 15.2%
US/American 7.8%
Belgian 5.6%
English 5.5%
Czech 3.1%
Dutch 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Norwegian 2%
Swedish 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Croatian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brooklyn, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Holiday Lake (52211)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brooklyn 1,367 $44,531
Chelsea 287 $36,750
Deep River 288 $46,875
Ladora 287 $48,333
Malcom 352 $55,417
Montezuma 1,440 $43,083
Victor 952 $47,841

Brooklyn Public Libraries

Brooklyn Public Library
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Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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