Brookhaven, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookhaven, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Brookhaven had a population of 54,169 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Brookhaven Heights.

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Brookhaven, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 54,169
Daytime Population: Workers 22,690
Daytime Population: Residents 21,848
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,538
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 53,466
Population in Familes 35,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 703
Population Density2 4,817
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $70,392
Average Household Income $112,092
Per Capita Income $47,118


Total Housing Units 23,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,825 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,657 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,201 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $423,512
Average Home Value $471,893


Total Households 22,483
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 11,108
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.33% 1.09%
Households 1.33% 1.17%
Families 1.03% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2017 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 Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 30 95th
Per Capita Income # 16 98th

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