Size and Location

Brooklyn has the labor force and the customer base to make your business thrive. Your Brooklyn-based business will benefit enormously from its proximity to both business partners and employees.

  • Brooklyn is more than 71 square miles
  • 2.5 million people live within the borough
  • Together with its geographic and population size, Brooklyn is the fourth largest city in the nation 
  • 19 million people within 50 miles
  • Half of the population of the United States and Canada live within 500 miles
  • Downtown Brooklyn is only 10 minutes from Lower Manhattan and 20 minutes from Midtown
  • Brooklyn is home to 37,000 firms covering a wide range of industry groups 
  • 1.1 million workers live in Brooklyn