Brooklyn (village), Wisconsin
Brooklyn (village), Wisconsin
Location of Brooklyn in Dane County, Wisconsin.
|• Total||1.12 sq mi (2.91 km2)|
|• Land||1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,303.49/sq mi (503.18/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||1582869|
Brooklyn is a village in Dane and Green Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. At the 2000 census, 502 Brooklyn residents lived in Dane County and 414 in Green County, with a total population of 916. The 2010 census population was 1,401 inhabitants, with 936 of these in Dane County and 465 in Green County.
Brooklyn is located at .
All mailing addresses in the village use ZIP code 53521.
The village straddles the boundary between the Sugar-Pecatonica river basin (Allen Creek and Middle Sugar River watershed) draining to the west, and Lower Rock river basin (Badfish Creek watershed) draining to the east. 
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Brooklyn has gained and maintained a population of young adults at an above-average rate. According to a 2017 case study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, young adults have cited Brooklyn’s affordable housing, high-quality local schools, proximity to both Madison and Janesville, and “small town feel” with a “sense of safety and community” as reasons why they had chosen to live in Brooklyn.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,401 people, 508 households, and 391 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,285.3 inhabitants per square mile (496.3/km2). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 483.5 per square mile (186.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.1% White, 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population.
There were 508 households of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.0% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the village was 32.8 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 916 people, 343 households, and 255 families residing in the village. The population density was 837.4 people per square mile (324.5/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 320.9 per square mile (124.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.25% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.
There were 343 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the village, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 39.0% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $48,056, and the median income for a family was $51,607. Males had a median income of $34,934 versus $25,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,480. About 1.1% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.
Verizon owns a telephone exchange in the village. Its area code is 608, and its exchange prefix is 455. Local residents currently own an antenna for wireless telephone and internet services for Litewire in the village.
Wisconsin state highways 92 and 104 intersect in the village. Dane county highway MM terminates at that intersection. United States highway 14 passes to the east of Brooklyn.
An abandoned Chicago & NW Railway line runs through the village.
There are three parks in the village—Smithfield Park on the eastern side, Legion Park on the southern side, and Water Tower Park on the northern side. Smithfield Park contains a basketball court, a picnic pavilion, public lavatories with drinking fountains, and a playground.
The Brooklyn Community Building was built in 1938.
Brooklyn Elementary School, a public school, is part of the Oregon School District.
The village is governed by a seven-member board of trustees, one of whom serves as the village president. Each trustee is elected in a village-wide race.
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- Pat Schneider, The Cap Times, “UW-Madison study suggests asking young people how to attract millennials,” 01-13-2018.
- Sheamus Johnson, “Gaining and maintaining young people in Wisconsin communities: Case study: Brooklyn.”
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 47.
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