B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$620
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,487
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Brookhaven Reviews

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Brookhaven, MS has a special place in my heart. I have lived all 18 years of my life here having the best of times and the worst of times. Brookhaven has incredible people and amazing public schools. Living in the deep south in a small town you can run into problems of nothing to do. Not to fret, there is usually a high school function, live music in a local restaurant or a weekend event downtown. The local restaurants are to die for. Though Brookhaven may be in the south, there are plenty more food options than just good southern food. Brookhaven's downtown is one of a kind with bakeries, hotels, coffee shops, and Brookhaven's own Little Theatre where you can watch local teens and adults perform in many different plays. Brookhaven High School has a special place in my heart as I have spent the last four years of my life there. The academics and athletics both are incredible. I would not have wanted to grow up anywhere else and I am so thankful this is the place I call home!
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I absolutely love my hometown--Brookhaven, MS. It is called a "Homeseekers paradise" for a reason; it fulfills all your hopes and dreams expected of a small town. We have many locally owned businesses, eateries, bakeries, and boutiques. Brookhaven is an awesome place to raise your family. We have many events going on that the Chamber and other members of the community sponsor; such as but not limited to: St Paddys Parade, Easter Egg Hunts, Christmas Parade, Christmas Open House, Spring Fling, Spring Open House, Mardi Gras Parade, BarkFest, Ole Brook Festival, Exchange Club Fair, Relay for Life, Hog Wild Festival and the list could go on and on. Everyone owes themself a visit to the wonderful town of Brookhaven!
I'm here temporarily, staying with family. Brookhaven is a quiet little town with a throw back to the 30's and 40's. Downtown renovations of old buildings have resulted in some charming executive style apartments and rentals with a feel of the old south. Brookhaven is a friendly place but if you are looking for a technologically advanced area with all of the trappings of a larger, modern city, Brookhaven is not your niche. This is the place for a Gone With The Wind weekend!