Brookings

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 23,895 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic21,023 90.3%
Of Color2,269 9.7%
American Indian250 1.1%
Asian897 3.9%
Black414 1.8%
Hispanic (any race)455 2.0%
Some other raceless than 1%
Two or more races238 1.0%
Population by age
Under 51,189 5.1%
5 to 172,916 12.5%
18 to 6417,260 74.1%
65+1,927 8.3%
Median age23.6
Population by gender
Female11,363 48.8%
Male11,929 51.2%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)1,862
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)669 35.9%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$47,060
Population for whom poverty status is determined19,855 [2]
In poverty3,874 19.5%
Under 5105 8.8%
5 to 17240 8.2%
18 to 643,458 24.9%
65+71 3.8%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population23,184
Individuals without health insurance1,350 5.8%
Individuals with one or more disabilities2,301 9.9%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs2,774 33.4%
Cost burdened owners672 16.3%
Cost burdened renters2,102 50.4%
Homeownership rate4,134 49.0%
White non-Hispanic3,917 50.7%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign born1,643 7.1%
Speaks language other than English1,750 7.9%
Speaks English less than very well558 2.5%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer987 7.9%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 72.3%
Total adult population (25+)10,855
Less than high school418 3.9%
High school or equivalent2,440 22.5%
Some college or associate's degree2,868 26.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher5,129 47.3%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.