Brooklyn, Ohio

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Brooklyn, Ohio
City
Official seal of Brooklyn, Ohio
Seal
Location of Brooklyn in Ohio
Location of Brooklyn in Ohio
Location of Brooklyn in Cuyahoga County
Location of Brooklyn in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°26′7″N 81°44′40″W / 41.43528°N 81.74444°W / 41.43528; -81.74444Coordinates: 41°26′7″N 81°44′40″W / 41.43528°N 81.74444°W / 41.43528; -81.74444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 • Mayor Richard H. Balbier
Area[1]
 • Total 4.29 sq mi (11.11 km2)
 • Land 4.25 sq mi (11.01 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation[2] 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 11,169
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 11,026
 • Density 2,628.0/sq mi (1,014.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44144
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-09246[5]
GNIS feature ID 1056727[2]
Website http://www.brooklynohio.gov/

Brooklyn is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. The population was 11,169 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Brooklyn is located at 41°26′7″N 81°44′40″W / 41.43528°N 81.74444°W / 41.43528; -81.74444 (41.435357, -81.744457).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 784
1940 1,108 41.3%
1950 6,317 470.1%
1960 10,733 69.9%
1970 13,142 22.4%
1980 12,342 −6.1%
1990 11,706 −5.2%
2000 11,586 −1.0%
2010 11,169 −3.6%
Est. 2012 11,026 −1.3%
Sources:[7][8][5][9]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 11,586 people, 5,348 households, and 3,171 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,704.4 people per square mile (1,045.2/km²). There were 5,521 housing units at an average density of 1,288.7 per square mile (498.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.66% White, 1.69% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% of the population.

There were 5,348 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,661, and the median income for a family was $46,696. The per capita income for the city was $21,439.[10] About 5.2% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 11,169 people, 5,153 households, and 2,926 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,628.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,014.7 /km2). There were 5,506 housing units at an average density of 1,295.5 per square mile (500.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.3% White, 5.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 4.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.4% of the population.

There were 5,153 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[11] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 KeyBank 2,537
2 American Greetings (will leave Brooklyn for new headquarters in Westlake, Ohio in 2014) 2,040
3 Arrow International 629
4 Plain Dealer Publishing Company 482
5 Hugo Boss 421
6 Wal-Mart/Sam's Club 410
7 City of Brooklyn 309
8 AG Interactive 299
9 Brooklyn City School District 174
10 USF Holland 143

Notable people[edit]

Other famous things in Brooklyn[edit]

Brooklyn was home to the very first seatbelt law in 1966 and the first cell phone law for motorists in 1999.

American Greetings world headquarters is currently in Brooklyn but, by the year 2014 will be relocated to Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio.[13]

The Hugo Boss Plant was closed for three months in 2009 and was going to ship the jobs overseas to Turkey. However the union & The City of Brooklyn were able to reach a compromise and a three year contract reopening the plant shortly after.[14]

Brooklyn is home (next to city hall) to a decommissioned Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (T-33A Tail #19263) jet plane.

Brooklyn High School gained notoriety on October 20, 1955, when Elvis Presley performed in its auditorium. It was the first ever concert Elvis performed in the northern United States. It is also believed to be the first filmed concert in Elvis' career. It would be nearly a year before he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Elvis was not the headliner at the concert organized by legendary Cleveland DJ Bill Randle. The other, more popular performers were Bill Haley & His Comets, The Four Lads, and Pat Boone.

On October 20, 2005, some of the acts returned to participate in an anniversary event for this visit. Among the acts were Priscilla Wright, and Bill Haley's Original Comets. The BHS Chorale also performed a song with Priscilla Wright.[15] "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designates Brooklyn High School a national rock 'n' roll landmark; Elvis Presley performed at the school on Oct 20, 1955".

Shopping[edit]

The city of Brooklyn added a newer shopping center in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Ridge Park Square is located on Ridge Road near Interstate 480, covering an area of 562,842 square feet with about 50 stores. It includes many chain stores and restaurants, but lost its largest tenant, Topps, in 2008. In 2012 Value King (name changed in 2013 to Good Cents Grocery) and Michaels arts and crafts store occupy the old Topps location. Ridge Park Square also contains the AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8 movie theaters.

[16] [17] [18] [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  10. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/3909246.html
  11. ^ City of Brooklyn CAFR
  12. ^ Ex-Indians Manager, Fohl, dies
  13. ^ Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer. (2011-05-20)
  14. ^ Robert Schoenberger, The Plain Dealer (2009-01-29) Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer (2010-07-20)
  15. ^ Scott, Jane (1998-10-28)
  16. ^ http://mallsdb.com/oh/ridge-park-square
  17. ^ http://supermarketnews.com/deep-discount/giant-eagle-flips-valu-king-good-cents
  18. ^ http://www.michaels.com/
  19. ^ https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/amc-ridge-park-square-cinema-8

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