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Welcome to Brookhaven ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Brookhaven has a population of 11,947 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Brookhaven.
Brookhaven is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Brookhaven lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Brookhaven: (601) & (769)<4>
The ZIP code for Brookhaven: 39601<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brookhaven had an population of 11,947 people. This is a decrease of 4.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.15% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Brookhaven had a population of 12,513 people (or 35.89% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Brookhaven the county's most populous community.
The population of Brookhaven represents 0.42% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 12,513 people, the population of Brookhaven increased 26.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,861 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Brookhaven.
Adding Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Brookhaven on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brookhaven on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Brookhaven ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Brookhaven - they are located in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia (4), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brookhaven.
Communities near Brookhaven ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brookhaven.
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 Brookhaven. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brookhaven.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brookhaven. 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 Brookhaven.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookhaven. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brookhaven.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookhaven ...
Looking for more information about Brookhaven? 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.
In addition to the Tourism page for Brookhaven, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brookhaven.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookhaven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 04 Mar 2021