Brookside, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookside, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Brookside is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 33.637 and longitude -86.8961. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Brookside, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brookside, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Brookside indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Brookside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,346
Population in Households 1,322
Population in Familes 1,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 371 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $124,462
Average Home Value $158,491


Median Household Income $46,002
Average Household Income $59,071
Per Capita Income $22,820
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.09%
Households -0.27% -0.04%
Families -1.13% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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, 2014 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 # 263 55th
Population Density1 # 327 44th
Diversity Index2 # 190 67th
Median Household Income # 124 79th
Per Capita Income # 113 81st

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