Brookhaven, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookhaven, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brookhaven Census Designated Place had a population of 5,836 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Richard.

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Brookhaven, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,836
Daytime Population: Workers 458
Daytime Population: Residents 2,957
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,415
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 5,828
Population in Familes 4,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 633
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $57,256
Average Household Income $71,130
Per Capita Income $28,569


Total Housing Units 2,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,831 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $165,986
Average Home Value $177,609


Total Households 2,381
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,629
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.68% 1.57%
Households 1.74% 1.58%
Families 1.68% 1.42%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 2017 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 # 29 93rd
Population Density # 227 44th
Diversity Index # 116 72nd
Median Household Income # 19 96th
Per Capita Income # 39 91st

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