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Welcome to Brooklyn ...

The village of Brooklyn is located in Saint Clair County<1>.

The location of Brooklyn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Brooklyn: BROOK-lin<3>

When the people of Brooklyn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Brooklynite<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brooklyn has a population of 698 people<5> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Brooklyn lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brooklyn is within the (618) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brooklyn had an population of 698 people. This is a decrease of 6.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brooklyn had a population of 749 people. This makes Brooklyn the county's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 749 people, the population of Brooklyn increased 10.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 676 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brooklyn.

Adding Brooklyn to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Brooklyn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Brooklyn elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brooklyn on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

While we believe that this Brooklyn is located in Saint Clair County, we know of another 3 Illinois communities named Brooklyn. Those communities are located in the following counties: Massac, Saline and Schuyler County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 63 communities that are also named Brooklyn - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia (4), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island (2), South Carolina (3), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brooklyn.

Communities near Brooklyn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brooklyn.

  • Florissant [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant [Saint Louis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50,952 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florissant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
  • Belleville [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
    • Belleville [Saint Clair County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<8>
  • University City [Saint Louis City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
    • University City [Saint Louis City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
  • O'Fallon [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Fallon
    • O'Fallon [Saint Clair County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Fallon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for O'Fallon<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kirkwood [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
      • Kirkwood [Saint Louis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkwood
    • Maryland Heights [Saint Louis County]
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      • Maryland Heights [Saint Louis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland Heights
    • Alton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<8>
    • Edwardsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<8>
    • Hazelwood [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Saint Louis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelwood<8>
    • Collinsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brooklyn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brooklyn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brooklyn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brooklyn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooklyn. See our Newspapers Page for Brooklyn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brooklyn ...

Looking for more information about Brooklyn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brooklyn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brooklyn.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooklyn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.co.st-clair.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Saint Clair, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Brooklyn. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Brooklyn refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Brooklyn may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brooklyn.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brooklyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooklyn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooklyn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooklyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6544, Longitude: -90.1680       In this case, the coordinates for Brooklyn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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