Buildings in a city shopping center
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
|o Mayor||Katie Gallagher (D)|
|o Total||4.29 sq mi (11.11 km2)|
|o Land||4.25 sq mi (11.01 km2)|
|o Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||764 ft (233 m)|
|o Estimate (2012)||11,026|
|o Density||2,628.0/sq mi (1,014.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|o Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056727|
Brooklyn is located at (41.435357, -81.744457).
As of the census 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. 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.
As of the census 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.
According to the City's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||American Greetings (has since left Brooklyn for new headquarters in Westlake, Ohio)||1,957|
|4||Plain Dealer Publishing Company||522|
|6||Riser Food Company||375|
|7||City of Brooklyn||283|
|8||Brooklyn City School District||273|
|10||Vendors Exchange International||169|
Brooklyn was home to the first seat belt law in 1966 and the first cell phone law for motorists in 1999.
The Hugo Boss Plant was closed for three months in 2009 and was going to ship the jobs overseas to Turkey; however, the union and the City of Brooklyn were able to reach a compromise and a three-year contract reopening the plant shortly after.
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 attention on October 20, 1955, when Elvis Presley performed in its auditorium. It was the first ever concert Presley performed in the northern United States. It is also believed to be the first filmed concert in his career. It would be nearly a year before he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
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. "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".
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, Tops, in 2008. In 2012 Michaels arts and crafts store occupied the old Tops location. Ridge Park Square also contains the AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8 movie theater.