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Brooklyn is a town in Green County, in the Monroe metro area. (The community straddles Dane and Green counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after the borough of New York
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Brooklyn. For links to other places called Brooklyn, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brooklyn is 42.853N. The longitude is -89.37W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,039.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brooklyn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Green 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 53502 ZIP code.
32% of Brooklyn residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $19,480, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% 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 $566. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,062.
Green County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brooklyn political report.
The average commute time for Brooklyn workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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