- Brookhaven, Mississippi
official_name = Brookhaven, Mississippi
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Brookhaven, Mississippi
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Lincoln
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mayor Robert V. Massengill
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 19.0
area_land_km2 = 19.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 7.3
area_land_sq_mi = 7.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 9861
population_density_km2 = 519.5
population_density_sq_mi = 1345.6
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 149
elevation_ft = 489
latd = 31 |latm = 34 |lats = 54 |latNS = N
longd = 90 |longm = 26 |longs = 34 |longEW = W
Brookhaven is a small city in Lincoln County,
Mississippi, United States. The population was 9,861 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Lincoln CountyGR|6. It was named after the Town of Brookhaven, New York, by founder Samuel Jayne, in 1818.
Brookhaven is located at coor dms|31|34|54|N|90|26|34|W|city (31.581704, -90.442806)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.
The size of the city was expanded in late 2007 to almost triple the previous size. It was done through a vote of annexation.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,861 people, 3,810 households, and 2,480 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,345.6 people per square mile (519.4/km²). There were 4,240 housing units at an average density of 578.6/sq mi (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.55% White, 50.91% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 3,810 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,632, and the median income for a family was $30,950. Males had a median income of $28,079 versus $20,047 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $13,695. About 23.3% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.8% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Brookhaven is served by the
Brookhaven School District. There is also a private school, Brookhaven Academy, that serves the city. Mississippi School of the Artsis also located in the city.
Brookhaven is a part of the
Jackson, MississippiTelevision Market, including news stations WLBT, WJTV, and WAPT. The city is served by a daily newspaper called The Daily Leader.
Lance Alworth, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fameand College Football Hall of Fame, attended Brookhaven High School. [cite web |url=http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=60033 |title=Lance "Bambi" Alworth |accessdate=2008-01-06 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work=College Football Hall of Fame |publisher=National Football Foundation]
David Banner, Nationally recognized rap star, grew up in Brookhaven.
* Bruce Brady, nationally acclaimed artist, sculptor. Designed the
Conerly Trophyand founded the non-profit organization Catch-A-Dream to benefit ill children.
* Jim Brewer, famous
Maxwell Streetblues musician, was born in Brookhaven.
Bernie Ebbers, former CEO of WorldCom, lived both in and outside the city limits for a number of years before being sent to prison for white-collar fraud.
* Frank Moak, road race cycling. [ cite web
url = http://www.herring-cycling.com/moak.html
title = Profile
accessdate = 2008-04-01]
Robert Pittman, founder MTVand former CEO and COO of AOL) was raised in Brookhaven. [cite book |title=Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner |last=Munk |first=Nina |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2004 |publisher=Harper Collins |location=New York |pages=pp. 89-92 |isbn=0-060-54035-4 ]
* Rick Robinson aka Double R, CEO and founder of iMG Recordings, RJ Management & DBW -former Manager of Grammy Award winning artist Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs N Harmony , Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys and Coo Coo Cal, he was born and raised in Brookhaven he started in Brookhaven with group 2 Many Deep.Fact|date = August 2008
* Dr. Kim Sessums, artist, sculptor. Designed the
Bailey HowellTrophy, given to the top men's collegiate basketball player in the state of Mississippi. [ cite web
url = http://www.jkimsessums.com/bio.html
title = Profile
accessdate = 2008-04-24]
Amtrak's City of New Orleansserves Brookhaven.
* [http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ms/brookhaven.htm History of Brookhaven's Jewish community] (from the
Institute of Southern Jewish Life)
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