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Brooklyn is a township in Lee County, in the Dixon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Brooklyn. For links to other places called Brooklyn, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brooklyn is 41.672N. The longitude is -89.108W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 876.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brooklyn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61353 ZIP code.
31% of Brooklyn residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brooklyn ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brooklyn was $17,435, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Brooklyn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brooklyn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brooklyn political report.
The average commute time for Brooklyn workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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