Brookside, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookside, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Brookside had a population of 1,372 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Brookside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,372
Daytime Population: Workers 90
Daytime Population: Residents 899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 989
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 1,348
Population in Familes 1,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 214
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $40,582
Average Household Income $54,531
Per Capita Income $21,144


Total Housing Units 584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $104,392
Average Home Value $159,917


Total Households 524
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 364
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 0.09% 0.2%
Households 0.08% 0.15%
Families -0.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Brookside, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookside to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 265 54th
Population Density # 326 44th
Diversity Index # 194 67th
Median Household Income # 246 58th
Per Capita Income # 285 51st

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