Brookhaven, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookhaven, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place had a population of 5,796 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Brookhaven is located at latitude 39.6062 and longitude -79.8829 in Monongalia County. The formal boundaries for the Brookhaven Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Monongalia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389247) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monongalia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookhaven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Richard.

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Brookhaven, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,796
Population in Households 5,788
Population in Familes 4,722
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,338
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,601
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,794 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 544 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $163,261
Average Home Value $175,641


Median Household Income $57,833
Average Household Income $69,409
Per Capita Income $27,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 1.81%
Households 1.72% 1.73%
Families 1.67% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brookhaven, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookhaven to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 235 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 116 72nd
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 35 92nd

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