The map below shows median household income in Brooklyn by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Brooklyn, NY map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

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The median household income in Brooklyn is $65,897. This means Brooklyn income is higher than the median income in the United States, with city household incomes in the 68th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in Brooklyn 35% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 31% of cities might have higher incomes, and 67% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby cities family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $9,650 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the northwest parts of the city, and lower income areas are in the east areas.

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