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Brooklyn Park is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The latitude of Brooklyn Park is 45.094N. The longitude is -93.356W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 67,781.


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Median household income
Local
$56,572
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brooklyn Park demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 266. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Krissy Wendell, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Dunn Brothers, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Corn Fest - Aug. 17-19, 2007
  • Tater Daze - June 14-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brooklyn Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Brooklyn Park Historical Farm
Colleges and universities: Hennepin Technical College, North Hennepin Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86
Quotes:
Until it became a suburb, Brooklyn Park was some of the best farmland in Minnesota?
-- Lake Wobegon Days
Garrison Keillor

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brooklyn Park demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55443 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Brooklyn Park residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brooklyn Park ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brooklyn Park was $23,199, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Brooklyn Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brooklyn Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $627.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,122.


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Libraries in Brooklyn Park include Brooklyn Park Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brooklyn Park include Brooklyn Park Sun Post

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Politics

Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brooklyn Park political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Brooklyn Park workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brooklyn Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Until it became a suburb, Brooklyn Park was some of the best farmland in Minnesota? ”
~ Lake Wobegon Days
Garrison Keillor

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