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Brooklyn is a city in Cuyahoga Countymarker, Ohiomarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 11,586 at the 2000 census.


Brooklyn is located at (41.435357, -81.744457) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.47%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 11,586 people, 5,348 households, and 3,171 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,704.4 people per square mile (1,045.2/km²). There were 5,521 housing units at an average density of 1,288.7/sq mi (498.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.66% White, 1.69% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% of the population.

There were 5,348 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,046, and the median income for a family was $46,696. Males had a median income of $35,593 versus $29,433 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,127. About 5.2% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


Brooklyn is one of Northeast Ohio's most culturally diverse communities, featuring a vibrant music scene and the city has become one of the region's leading centers for nightlife. The stretch of Memphis Avenue between Ridge Road and Fulton Road (partially in Cleveland) contains a number of Northeast Ohio's leading bars and local music venues. In addition, Biddulph Plaza, located on Biddulph Road east of Ridge Road, has one of Greater Cleveland's greatest concentrations of bars and restaurants, with more planned for construction in 2009. Recently, Brooklyn has gained notoriety as the center of the region's largest pub crawls, with members walking through Brooklyn and adjacent Old Brooklyn, visiting each of the city's large number of nightlife establishments.

Other Famous Things in Brooklyn

Brooklyn was home to the very first seatbelt law in the 1980s

Brooklyn was home to the very first cell phone law in the 1990s

American Greetings headquarters is in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn High School school gained notoriety on October 20, 1955, when Elvis Presley performed in its auditorium. It was the first ever concert Elvis performed in the northern United States. It is also believed to be the first filmed concert in Elvis' career. It would be nearly a year before he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Elvis was not the headliner at the concert organized by legendary Cleveland DJ Bill Randle. The other, more popular performers were Bill Haley & His Comets, The Four Lads, and Pat Boone.

On October 20, 2005, some of the acts returned to participate in an anniversary event for this visit. Among the acts were Priscilla Wright, and Bill Haley's Original Comets. The BHS Chorale also performed a song with Priscilla Wright.

See also


  1. Scott, Jane (1998-10-28). "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designates Brooklyn High School a national rock 'n' roll landmark; Elvis Presley performed at the school on Oct 20, 1955" (in English). Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved on 2009-02-09

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