Brookside, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookside, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Brookside had a population of 1,360 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Brookside is located at latitude 33.637 and longitude -86.8961 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brookside (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Town of Brookside (GNIS ID: 2405331) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Brookside is located within Brookside Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Brookside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,360
Population in Households 1,336
Population in Familes 1,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 212
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 373 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $119,167
Average Home Value $149,799


Median Household Income $47,917
Average Household Income $57,480
Per Capita Income $22,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.15%
Families -0.92% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.


Brookside, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookside to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 266 54th
Population Density1 # 326 44th
Diversity Index2 # 192 67th
Median Household Income # 113 81st
Per Capita Income # 155 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.