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Overview

Introduction to Brookhaven, Mississippi

Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln county, is 52 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and 114 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brookhaven History

The area now covered by the City of Brookhaven was originally inhabited by the Choctaw Indians. It was ruled by the British from 1763 to 1779. Spain governed the area until it was ceded to the United States. Brookhaven was founded in 1818 by Samuel Jayne. It was named after Brookhaven, New York. The area was first settled in the 1850s. The first railroad entered the city in 1858. It is the county seat of Lincoln County, which was established in 1870 and was named in the honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President.

Brookhaven and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Lincoln
  • Brookhaven Country Club Golf Course
  • Lake Lincoln State Park
  • Military Memorial Museum
  • Percy Quin State Park

Things To Do In Brookhaven

One can visit the Brookhaven City Park and the Exchange Park while in the city. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their free hours at the Brookhaven Country Club Golf Course. The Military Memorial Museum is also worth taking a look around. The Brookway Plaza Shopping Center, the Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center, the Village Square Shopping Center and the Westbrook Mart Shopping Center are located in the city. Each year, the city hosts several festivals like the Exchange Club Fair and the Ole Brook Festival.

Brookhaven Transportation

Jackson International Airport is nearby.

Brookhaven Higher Education

Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, Alcorn State University and many other universities and colleges offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,418
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+4,301
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,313
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,019
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,462

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,018
% Above Poverty Level69%
% Below Poverty Level31%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$105,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.4%
Irish3.6%
German2.5%
English2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1%
Scottish0.6%
African0.6%
Maltese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Polish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Brookhaven Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lincoln County
Standard Zip Codes39601
P.O. Box Zip Codes39602, 39603
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.58
Approximate Longitude-90.44

Brookhaven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROOKHAVEN CITY
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches
StationCRYSTAL SPRINGS EXP STN
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip60.3 inches
StationTYLERTOWN 2 WNW
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip63.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hazlehurst3,927$42,989
McComb12,732$31,912
Monticello1,365$39,554
Summit2,210$27,173
Wesson2,295$65,677

Brookhaven Public Libraries

Lincoln-lawrence-franklin Regional Library
100 SOUTH JACKSON STREET
Brookhaven, Mississippi
(601) 833-3369

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Brookhaven Hospitals

King's Daughters Medical Center
(Non-profit)
427 Highway 51 North
(601) 833-6011

Brookhaven Public Schools

Alexander Junior High School
713 Beauregard Street
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-7549
Middle
Total Enrollment 425
Lipsey School
412 Drury Lane
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-6148
Middle
Total Enrollment 416
West Lincoln School
948 Jackson Liberty Drive Sw
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-4600
Other
Total Enrollment 814
Loyd Star School
1880 Hwy 550 Nw
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-3473
Other
Total Enrollment 828
Ms School For The Arts
308 West Cherokee Street
ZIP: 39601
(601) 823-1300
High
Total Enrollment 127
Brookhaven Elementary School
300 S Church Street
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-3139
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Mamie Martin Elementary School
420 Vivian Merritt Street
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-7359
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Enterprise School
1601 Hwy 583 Se
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-7284
Other
Total Enrollment 852
Mullins School
413 S. Hamilton Street
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-7479
Other
Brookhaven Technical Center
325 East Court St.
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-8335
High
Brookhaven High School
443 E Monticello Street
ZIP: 39601
(601) 833-4498
High
Total Enrollment 820

Brookhaven Private Schools

Faith Presbyterian Kindergarten
400 Magee Dr Ste Fpk
ZIP: 39601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Brookhaven Academy Educational Foundation
943 Brookway Boulevard Ext Nw
ZIP: 39601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 418
Easthaven Christian Childcare & Kindergarten
130 Highway 84 E
ZIP: 39601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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