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Brookston, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Brookston had a population of 1,661 as of July 1, 2017. Brookston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brookston is located at latitude 40.601 and longitude -86.8663 in White County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brookston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. White County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Town of Brookston (GNIS ID: 2396608) 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 Brookston is located within Township of Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookston: Brookstown.

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Brookston, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,661
Daytime Population: Workers 352
Daytime Population: Residents 772
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,124
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,661
Population in Familes 1,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,533
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,616
Average Household Income $57,653
Per Capita Income $22,652


Total Housing Units 746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 488 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $98,744
Average Home Value $134,240


Total Households 660
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 454
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 0.79%
Households 0.78% 0.69%
Families 0.75% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Brookston, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookston to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 261 62nd
Population Density # 47 93rd
Diversity Index # 362 47th
Median Household Income # 317 54th
Per Capita Income # 429 37th

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