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Population (year 2000): 94,304. Estimated population in July 2005: 94,632 (+0.3% change)
Males: 45,206 (47.9%), Females: 49,098 (52.1%)

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Median resident age: 34.0 years
Median household income: $39,507 (year 2000)
Median house value: $128,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Brockton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.2%)
  • Black (17.8%)
  • Other race (10.3%)
  • Hispanic (8.0%)
  • Two or more races (7.8%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (17.7%), Subsaharan African (10.6%), Italian (10.1%), English (6.8%), West Indian (6.1%), French (4.4%).

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Elevation: 112 feet

Land area: 21.5 square miles

Brockton,

For population 25 years and over in Brockton

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brockton city

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

18.4% Foreign born (7.2% Africa, 6.8% Latin America, 2.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,336 (+1.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (17.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (220.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.6 miles Avon, Bridgewater, MA (4.5 miles West MA (4.6 miles Holbrook, Bridgewater, MA (5.5 miles East MA Abington, (5.7 miles MA (5.9 miles Whitman,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2003: 76 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2004: 93 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $123,500

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 71.02 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.4%), Retail trade (15.7%), Manufacturing (14.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,391 (-7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,010 (31.3%)


 

Crime in Brockton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 9 2 5 9 10 6
    per 100,000 9.5 2.1 5.3 9.5 10.6 6.4
Rapes 28 39 58 44 44 52
    per 100,000 29.7 41.4 61.5 46.7 46.7 55.1
Robberies 207 207 204 251 231 233
    per 100,000 219.5 219.5 216.3 266.2 245.0 247.1
Assaults 738 748 788 767 N/A N/A
    per 100,000 782.6 793.2 835.6 813.3 N/A N/A
Burglaries 791 703 743 681 665 670
    per 100,000 838.8 745.5 787.9 722.1 705.2 710.5
Thefts 2,452 2,151 2,158 2,252 2,327 2,283
    per 100,000 2600.1 2280.9 2288.3 2388.0 2467.6 2420.9
Auto thefts 998 1,023 1,286 1,163 1,085 945
    per 100,000 1058.3 1084.8 1363.7 1233.2 1150.5 1002.1
491.2 473.4 517.7 515.5 N/A N/A


Average climate in Brockton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Brockton,

Brockton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Brockton city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers in Brockton:
  • BROCKTON HOSPITAL (680 CENTER STREET)
  • CARITAS GOOD SAMARITAN MED CTR (235 N PEARL ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Brockton:
  • NEW ENGLAND SINIAI HOSP & REHAB CENTER (about 7 miles; STOUGHTON, MA)
  • SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH BRAINTREE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; BRAINTREE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Brockton:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 19 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 32 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 38 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Brockton:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 13 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 13 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)
  • CRANLAND (about 14 miles; HANSON, MA; ID: 28M)

Amtrak stations near Brockton:
  • 13 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 2187 $7,409,512 $40,655 200 $354,240
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 401 $1,063,163 $31,815 54 $19,488
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $16,901 $50,703 1 $2,569


Colleges/Universities in Brockton:
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,161; Location: ONE MASSASOIT BLVD; Public; Website: www.massasoit.mass.edu)
  • BROCKTON HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 190; Location: 680 CENTRE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • WORLDWIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (FT enrollment: 27; Location: 144 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit; Website: WORLDWIDEEDUCATIONAL.COM)
  • COMPUTER ED BUSINESS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 22; Location: 375 WESTGATE DR; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.COMPUTERED.COM)
  • AILANO SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 21; Location: 541 WEST ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ailano.com)
  • LA BARON HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 16; Location: 240 LIBERTY ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BROCKTON PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL OF BARTENDING (Location: 660 N MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brockton:
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 5 miles; EASTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 19,294)
  • WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 19 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
Public high schools in Brockton:
  • BROCKTON HIGH (Students: 4,233; Location: 470 FOREST AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHAMPION HMCS SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 1 CENTRE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Brockton:
  • CARDINAL SPELLMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 494; Location: 738 COURT STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SOUTH SHORE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 899 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Brockton:
  • EDGAR B DAVIS (Students: 942; Location: 380 PLAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JOSEPH F PLOUFFE ELEM (Students: 764; Location: 250 CRESCENT STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WEST JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 726; Location: 271 WEST STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • DR W ARNONE COMM SCH (Students: 719; Location: 135 BELMONT STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BROOKFIELD (Students: 718; Location: 135 JON DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NORTH JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 707; Location: 108 OAK STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LOUIS F ANGELO ELEM (Students: 696; Location: 472 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HANCOCK (Students: 693; Location: 125 PEARL STREET; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • SOUTH JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 684; Location: 105 KEITH AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EAST JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 677; Location: 464 CENTRE STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Brockton:
  • ST EDWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 265; Location: 631 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 9)
  • ST CASIMIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 26 ST CASIMIR AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WESTFIELD CHILD CENTER (Students: 126; Location: 470 TORREY STREET; Grades: PK - 3)
  • BROCKTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 1367 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 243 COURT; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FIELD HOUSE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 1100 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TINKER BELL KINDERGARTEN (Students: 62; Location: 816 ASH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LABELLE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 600 EAST ASHLAND STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • VIP CHILDCARE INC (Students: 39; Location: 33 BARK CIRCLE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MATHOMS / LOVERING (Students: 28; Location: 629 CENTRE; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Brockton:
  • BROCKTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,637,576; Location: 155 WEST ELM ST.; 140,999 books; 2,185 audio materials; 3,111 video materials; 121 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Brockton: Pine Valley Golf Club (A), Points West Plaza (B), Southgate Plaza (C), Thorny Lea Golf Club (D), Thorny Lea Golf Course (E), Wedgewood Country Club (F), Brockton Country Club (G), Brockton East Shopping Plaza (H), Brockton Golf Club (I), Cary Hill Plaza (J), D W Field Golf Course (K), East Ashland Shopping Plaza (L), Brockton City Hall (M), Brockton Hospital Library (N), Brockton Law Library (O), Brockton Public Library (P), Fuller Art Museum (Q), Massachusetts Community College Library (R), Central Fire Station (S), Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Library (T).

Shopping Centers: Westgate Mall (1), Westgate Shopping Center (2), Brockton East Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (3), East-Way Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Brockton include: Brockton Assembly of God Church (A), Brockton French Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Brockton Haitian Church (C), Warren Avenue Baptist Church (D), Universalist Unitarian Church (E), Trinity Baptist Church (F), Christ Congregational Church (G), Church of God of Prophecy (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Coweeset Cemetery (2), Melrose Cemetery (3), Chevra Tilum Cemetery (4), Saint Patricks Cemetery (5), Leach Cemetery (6), Union Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Ellis Brett Pond (A), Cross Pond (B), Hunts Pond (C), Thirtyacre Pond (D), Upper Porter Pond (E), Lower Porter Pond (F), Cleveland Pond (G), Flagg Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Leach Brook (A), Salisbury Brook (B), Lovett Brook (C), Malfardar Brook (D), Trout Brook (E), Searles Brook (F), French Brook (G), Dorchester Brook (H), Cary Brook (I).

Parks in Brockton include: George G Snow Park (1), Hancock Field (2), Keith Memorial Field (3), Jas Edgar Playground (4), Nelson Playground (5), Turkis Playground (6), D W Field Park (7), South Street Historic District (8), Davis Square (9).

Post office: (A).  


Brockton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Brockton:
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMSX (1410 AM; 1 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brockton:
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSHL-FM (91.3 FM; EASTON, MA; Owner: STONEHILL COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Brockton:
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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