A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Brooklyn ...
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2021