Brookhaven, New York

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Brookhaven, New York

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High Points

Brookhaven strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Brookhaven Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Brookhaven Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Brookhaven Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Brookhaven College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Brookhaven Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Brookhaven Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Brookhaven People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Brookhaven, New York

Comparing Brookhaven to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 8
College Educated Adults 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Brookhaven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles E of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11719
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.779
Longitude -72.915

Brookhaven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Brookhaven Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,570 100%
Male 1,678 47%
Female 1,892 53%
Under 18 901 25.2%
18+ 2,669 74.8%
65+ 541 15.2%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.13
White 3,034 85%
African-American 361 10.1%
Asian 23 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.3%
Other 48 1.3%
Mixed Race 94 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 228 6.4%

Brookhaven 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
Italian 20.4%
Irish 16.2%
German 15.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
English 8%
US/American 3.4%
Polish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
African 1.5%
Dutch 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Iranian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Latvian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brookhaven 3,570 $80,863
Bellport 2,363 $80,850
Mastic 15,436 $54,047
Mastic Beach 11,543 $49,219
North Bellport 9,007 $56,140
Shirley 25,395 $58,146
Yaphank 5,025 $72,348
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