For years now people have been talking about a Brooklyn renaissance and now census data is backing it up. Though the complete 2010 census has not been released yet the eagle eyes at the Brooklyn Eagle noticed that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation used data from it in the report on alternative revenue sources that they released last week and found some interesting stats. The Bronx may be blooming, but Brownstone Brooklyn is booming.

Specifically Brooklyn districts 2 and 6, which includes most of "Brownstone Brooklyn." Since 2000 the population of the area has increased by 11,000 to 213,135 (mostly due to new developments in DUMBO) and the number of households increased to 95,069 while the average size of those households decreased from 2.14 to 2.13 people.

And the new residents are not wanting for cash. The number of households in the area with a yearly income less than $35k has decreased by 11% to 27%, less than the percentage for both Brooklyn and the city as a whole. Further, there are now more than 17,000 households in the area that earn more than $150k-per-year, up by about $9,000 since the 2000 census. According to the Eagle this is "the most significant change in the seven income brackets recorded."

Really in the mood to delve into some stats? Here are PDF breakdowns of the 2000 census for districts two and six.