is a city located in Lincoln County, Mississippi
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 9,861. It is the county seat
of Lincoln County6
Geography\nBrookhaven is located at 31°34'54" North, 90°26'34" West (31.581704, -90.442806)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 19.0 km²
). 19.0 km² (7.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 9,861 people, 3,810 households, and 2,480 families residing in the city. The population density
is 519.4/km² (1,345.6/mi²). There are 4,240 housing units at an average density of 223.3/km² (578.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.55% White, 50.91% African American
, 0.09% Native American
, 0.61% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 3,810 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% are married couples living together, 21.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.10.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $24,632, and the median income for a family is $30,950. Males have a median income of $28,079 versus $20,047 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,695. 26.9% of the population and 23.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.8% are under the age of 18 and 25.0% are 65 or older.