Brookhaven, GA

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Population

52,382

1.58% growth

Median Age

34.1


Median Household Income

$78,863

9.92% growth

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

30,628

1.62% growth

Median Property Value

$419,800

8.87% growth

About

In 2017, Brookhaven, GA had a population of 52.4k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $78,863. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brookhaven, GA grew from 51,567 to 52,382, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $71,743 to $78,863, a 9.92% increase.

The population of Brookhaven, GA is 56.9% White Alone, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.76% Black or African American Alone. 34% of the people in Brookhaven, GA speak a non-English language, and 83.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brookhaven, GA are Brown Mackie College-Atlanta (236 degrees awarded in 2016) and Oglethorpe University (193 degrees).

The median property value in Brookhaven, GA is $419,800, and the homeownership rate is 48.4%. Most people in Brookhaven, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookhaven, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Brookhaven, GA employs 30.6k people. The largest industries in Brookhaven, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,309 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,922 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,904 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Utilities ($148,500), and Finance & Insurance ($89,230).

Median household income in Brookhaven, GA is $78,863. Males in Brookhaven, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Brookhaven, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,863

2017 value

± $5,483

9.92%

1 Year Growth

± 8.76%

Households in Brookhaven, GA have a median annual income of $78,863, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,743 in 2016, which represents a 9.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Brookhaven, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Brookhaven, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brookhaven, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 211.01

  2. Census Tract 214.05

  3. Census Tract 214.12

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookhaven, GA was Census Tract 211.01 with a value of $128,333, followed by Census Tract 214.05 and Census Tract 214.12, with respective values of $110,052 and $103,155.

The following map shows all of the places in Brookhaven, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookhaven, GA (7.23k out of 51.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    4,529 ± 509

  2. White

    3,795 ± 501

  3. Other

    1,847 ± 351

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookhaven, GA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.6k

2017 Value

± 1,288

1.62%

1 Year growth

± 5.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookhaven, GA grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 30.1k employees to 30.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookhaven, GA, are Management Occupations (4,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,846 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookhaven, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brookhaven, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,846 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (3,402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brookhaven, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.98 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.26 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brookhaven, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($105,153), Management Occupations ($93,260), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($84,350).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.6k

2017 Value

± 1,288

1.62%

1 Year growth

± 5.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookhaven, GA grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 30.1k employees to 30.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookhaven, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,309 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,922 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,904 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brookhaven, GA, though some of these residents may live in Brookhaven, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Brookhaven, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,309 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,922 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,904 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Brookhaven, GA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.48 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.15 times), and Information (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brookhaven, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Utilities ($148,500), and Finance & Insurance ($89,230).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.6% of the population of Brookhaven, GA has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 9.42% on Medicaid, 6.31% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.663% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Brookhaven, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Brookhaven, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.4%

Uninsured

54.5%

Employer Coverage

9.42%

Medicaid

6.31%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

0.663%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookhaven, GA declined by 4.77% from 18.3% to 17.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brookhaven, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Brookhaven, GA is home to a population of 52.4k people, from which 83.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.5% of Brookhaven, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Brookhaven, GA is composed of 29.8k White Alone residents (56.9%), 12.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.6%), 5.11k Black or African American Alone residents (9.76%), 3.3k Asian Alone residents (6.3%), 873 Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 251 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.479%), 135 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.258%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0172%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brookhaven, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (11,191 speakers), Korean (719 speakers), and Chinese (548 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brookhaven, GA was 34.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Brookhaven, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brookhaven, GA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 23.5% of Brookhaven, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookhaven, GA was 22.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Brookhaven, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Brookhaven, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

83.2%

2017 Citizenship

83%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.2% of Brookhaven, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brookhaven, GA was 83%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.8k ± 1.04k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12.9k ± 1.39k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5.11k ± 574

In 2017, there were 2.31 times more White Alone residents (29.8k people) in Brookhaven, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.9k Hispanic or Latino and 5.11k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Brookhaven, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    11,191 speakers (24.2%)

  2. Korean

    719 speakers (1.55%)

  3. Chinese

    548 speakers (1.18%)

34% of Brookhaven, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Brookhaven, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 24.2% of the overall population of Brookhaven, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.55% speak Korean and 1.18% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    575 ± 177

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    416 ± 216

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    333 ± 144

Brookhaven, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brookhaven, GA awarded 429 degrees. The student population of Brookhaven, GA is skewed towards women, with 559 male students and 845 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brookhaven, GA are Black or African American (237 and 56.6%), followed by White (93 and 22.2%), Unknown (52 and 12.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (23 and 5.49%).

The largest universities in Brookhaven, GA by number of degrees awarded are Brown Mackie College-Atlanta (236 and 55%) and Oglethorpe University (193 and 45%).

The most popular majors in Brookhaven, GA are Occupational Therapist Assistant (52 and 12.1%), General Business (43 and 10%), and Medical Assistant (41 and 9.56%).

The median tuition costs in Brookhaven, GA are $35,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brookhaven, GA was Occupational Therapist Assistant with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Brookhaven, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 236 degrees awarded

  2. 193 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Brookhaven, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brown Mackie College-Atlanta with 236 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

122

Degrees Awarded to Men

307

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brookhaven, GA, which is 0.397 times less than the 307 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    237 degrees awarded

  2. White

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brookhaven, GA were to Black or African American students. These 237 degrees mean that there were 2.55 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 93 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brookhaven, GA was $419,800 in 2017, which is 1.93 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $385,600 to $419,800, a 8.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Brookhaven, GA is 48.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brookhaven, GA have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brookhaven, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$78,863

Median Household Income

± $5,483

21.3k

Number of Households

± 931

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.3k households in Brookhaven, GA grew to $78,863 from the previous year's value of $71,743.

The following chart displays the households in Brookhaven, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$419,800

2017 Median

± $14,645

$385,600

2016 Median

± $10,131

In 2017, the median property value in Brookhaven, GA grew to to $419,800 from the previous year's value of $385,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brookhaven, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookhaven, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brookhaven, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookhaven, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

48.4%

2017 Homeownership

47.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.4% of the housing units in Brookhaven, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brookhaven, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brookhaven, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brookhaven, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookhaven, GA have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Brookhaven, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.3%

  2. Public Transit

    9.4%

  3. Carpooled

    8.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brookhaven, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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