Brookhaven, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookhaven, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Brookhaven had a population of 52,473 as of July 1, 2016. Brookhaven ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brookhaven is located at latitude 33.876 and longitude -84.3348 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brookhaven (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Brookhaven (GNIS ID: 2746306) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brookhaven is located within Chamblee-Doraville Division of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookhaven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Brookhaven Heights.

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Brookhaven, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 52,473
Population in Households 51,765
Population in Familes 34,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 708
Population Density1 4,666
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 21,742
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 10,770
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,558 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,184 (52.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,583 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $416,621
Average Home Value $472,298


Median Household Income $67,675
Average Household Income $107,526
Per Capita Income $45,174
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.14%
Households 1.0% 1.17%
Families 0.69% 0.99%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brookhaven, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookhaven to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 98th
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 24 96th
Median Household Income # 34 95th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.