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Brook, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Brook had a population of 995 as of July 1, 2016. Brook ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brook is located at latitude 40.8661 and longitude -87.3657 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Town of Brook (GNIS ID: 2396604) 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.

The Town of Brook is located within Township of Iroquois, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brook population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Brook, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 995
Population in Households 976
Population in Familes 804
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 1,469
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $109,170


Median Household Income $51,910
Average Household Income $61,751
Per Capita Income $24,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.06%
Households 0.08% 0.16%
Families -0.47% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brook, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brook to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 336 51st
Population Density1 # 290 58th
Diversity Index2 # 101 85th
Median Household Income # 262 62nd
Per Capita Income # 238 65th

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