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Community Profile

The City of Brooklyn has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2) of which 98% of the land area is developed or restricted from development. The population of the city, as of the 2010 census, was 11,169 people, 5,153 households, and 2,926 families. The population density was 2,628 inhabitants per square mile (1,014.7/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. The 2000 Census reported that 86.2% of the residents speak English, 2.8% Spanish, 2.5% Arabic, 2.0% Italian, 1.7% German, and 1.4% Greek.   

Of the 5,153 households within the city, 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.

There are single and multi-family dwellings, commercial and industrial neighborhoods.  The City has modern public and parochial schools, and a variety of religious congregations available to residents.  Abundant shopping is nearby, with numerous major department and big box stores within an eight mile radius of Brooklyn.  Our industrial neighborhoods are home to clean industries such as printing, metal processing, trucking, and warehousing.  We are on the northernmost part of the Big Creek Reservation (Memphis/Tiedeman) in the Greater Cleveland Metroparks and a participant in the Big Creek Watershed Coalition.  The City is located 6.25 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport; and 5.79 miles from downtown Cleveland.

County: Cuyahoga
Nearest Major City: Cleveland
Major Highways: I-480 and I-71
Major Interchanges: I-480/Ridge and Tiedeman Road Interchanges

City of Brooklyn: 11,169 (2010 Census)

City Structure
Organized: Mayor, City Council, City Charter 

General Information
Local Income Tax Rate: 2.5%
Sales and Use Tax Rate: 8%
Real Estate Tax Rate: 52.19%
Electric Supplier: The Illuminating Company
Gas Supplier: Dominion East Ohio Gas
Water Supplier: City of Cleveland
Sanitary Sewer Treatment: Regional Sewer District
Cable: Time Warner, WOW, and AT&T Uverse

Local Telephone Service: AT&T
Long Distance Service: AT&T and others
AT&T internet service
Fiber Optics Capability: Yes

Transportation Facilities
Truck Lines: All Major
Major Airports: Cleveland Hopkins International
Railroads: CSX and Norfolk Southern
Public Transit/Bus Service: RTA
Nearest Water Port: Cleveland Port Authority
Parcel Service: All Major