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Overview

Introduction to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is 9 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The city is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River in Hennepin County and is regarded as a suburb of Minneapolis. It's a former agricultural community. Major employers include Caterpillar Paving Products, Egan McKay, Medical Arts Press, Unisource Worldwide, Modern Manufacturing and Engineering, PDL, Biopharma and Medtronic. Education and health services are major employers. Rivers and streams flow through the city. Lakes and ponds are featured in the area's landscape.

Brooklyn Park History

The area was included in the Missouri Territory in the early 19th century. In 1852 settlers began to make their claims for land in the area. Settlers arrived from Michigan and named the township after their residence in Brooklyn Michigan. In 1860 two portions of the township were split-off and became Brooklyn Center and Crystal Lake.

Brooklyn Park and nearby Attractions

Brooklyn Park Historical Farm offers an insight into the lives of settlers during the early days. It includes a farmhouse, a barn, a variety of farm animals, a windmill, historic farm equipment and other items of interest. Other notable attractions in the area include:

  • Children's Arts Festival
  • Apple Fest
  • Tater Daze
  • Arts in the Park
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Rose Galleries
  • Underwater Adventures
  • American Wings Air Museum
  • Science Museum of Minnesota

Brooklyn Park Activities

The city includes an extensive park and trail system and a notable community activity center. Residents and visitors enjoy the Grand Rios indoor water park. The Brunswick Zone is a family style entertainment facility. There are a vast number of lakes in the region that provide opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. The nearby Minneapolis Chain of Lakes are popular for canoeing.

The Springbrook Nature Center is close by and offers hiking trails through forest areas, prairie and wetlands. Lake Minnetonka provides opportunities for boating and observing nature. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous area courses including the Brookland Golf Course and the USA Golf Course.

Brooklyn Park Higher Education

A campus of Rasmussen College is located in Brooklyn Park. The University of Minnesota, Hennepin Technical College and North Hennepin Community College are in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population79,462
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+39,599
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,450
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,771

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,073
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$942
Median House Value$194,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
German18%
African11.8%
Norwegian7.5%
Swedish5.6%
Irish5.5%
Liberian4.8%
English3.4%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Nigerian1.5%
Italian1.2%
Finnish0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Czech0.8%
Ethiopian0.7%
Kenyan0.7%
Dutch0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Arab0.6%
Somali0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Brooklyn Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hennepin County
Standard Zip Codes55445, 55443, 55444, 55428, 55429
Phone Area Codes612, 651, 763
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.12
Approximate Longitude-93.38

Brooklyn Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMAPLE PLAIN
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationMINNEAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp4 to 22 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches
StationDELANO
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 20 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip27.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brooklyn Center30,885$55,898
Coon Rapids62,342$79,854
Crystal22,910$74,104
New Hope20,909$77,997
Osseo2,680$70,750
Robbinsdale14,446$85,603

Brooklyn Park Public Schools

4126 - Prairie Seeds Academy - Is
6200 West Broadway Ave
ZIP: 55428
(763) 450-1388
High
Alc Credit Recovery
7300 Boone Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 391-8890
High
Alc Independent Study
7300 Boone Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 391-8890
High
Total Enrollment 1
Alc Middle Year
7300 Boone Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 391-8890
Middle
Alc Senior High
7300 Boone Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 391-8890
High
Total Enrollment 162
Alc Sr High Summer School
7300 Boone Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 391-8890
High
Osseo Area Learning Center
7300 Boone Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 391-8890
High
Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 561-6870
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Prairie Seeds El School Academy
6200 West Broadway Ave N
ZIP: 55428
(763) 450-1388
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Prairie Seeds High School Academy
6200 W. Broadway Ave. N.
ZIP: 55428
(763) 450-1388
High
Total Enrollment 267
Prairie Seeds Middle School Academy
6200 W. Broadway Ave. N.
ZIP: 55428
(763) 450-1388
Middle
Total Enrollment 189
Alc Nvjh Middle Year
5869 69th Avenue N
ZIP: 55429
(763) 391-7000
Middle
Excell Academy Charter
6510 Zane Ave N Ste 107
ZIP: 55429
(763) 533-0500
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Fair Oaks Elementary
5600 65th Ave N
ZIP: 55429
(763) 533-2246
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
North View Ib World School
5869 69th Ave N
ZIP: 55429
(763) 585-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Palmer Lake Elementary
7300 W Palmer Lake Dr
ZIP: 55429
(763) 561-1930
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Zanewood Community School
7000 Zane Ave N
ZIP: 55429
(763) 561-9077
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Hennepin Technical Pathways
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
ZIP: 55441
(763) 488-2601
High
Alc Bjh Middle Year
7377 Noble Avenue N
ZIP: 55443
(763) 391-7000
Middle
Athlos Leadership Academy
10100 Noble Parkway North
ZIP: 55443
(763) 777-8942
Primary
Total Enrollment 938
Birch Grove School For The Arts
4690 Brookdale Dr N
ZIP: 55443
(763) 561-1374
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Brooklyn Junior High
7377 Noble Ave N
ZIP: 55443
(763) 569-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 922
Crest View Elementary
8200 Zane Ave N
ZIP: 55443
(763) 561-5165
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Edinbrook Elementary
8925 Zane Ave N
ZIP: 55443
(763) 493-4737
Primary
Total Enrollment 853
Park Center Ib World School
7300 Brooklyn Blvd
ZIP: 55443
(763) 569-7600
High
Total Enrollment 1361
Prairie Care Day Program - Ihp
9400 Zane Avenue
ZIP: 55443
(763) 550-7220
Sage Academy Charter School
3900 85th Ave N
ZIP: 55443
(763) 315-4020
High
Total Enrollment 89
Woodland Elementary
4501 Oak Grove Pkwy
ZIP: 55443
(763) 315-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 862
Monroe Elementary
901 Brookdale Dr N
ZIP: 55444
(763) 506-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Alc Academic & Career Training -act
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
ZIP: 55445
(763) 550-7114
Alc Brooklyn Park Campus - Is
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
ZIP: 55445
(763) 550-7114
High
Hennepin Gateway To College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
ZIP: 55445
(763) 488-2601
High
Total Enrollment 61
Off Campus Cte
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
ZIP: 55445
(763) 488-2603
High

Brooklyn Park Private Schools

Maranatha Christian Academy
9201 75th Ave N
ZIP: 55428
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 588
Rivertree School
7849 W Broadway
ZIP: 55445
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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