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Brockton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Brockton is the 7th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 96,691 as of July 1, 2016. Brockton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brockton is located at latitude 42.0825 and longitude -71.0246 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brockton (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Brockton (GNIS ID: 619467) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brockton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brockton: North Bridgewater.

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Brockton, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 96,691
Population in Households 94,872
Population in Familes 77,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,819
Population Density1 4,534
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 34,082
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 22,927
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,375 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,707 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,688 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $239,619
Average Home Value $261,968


Median Household Income $49,197
Average Household Income $64,404
Per Capita Income $23,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.58%
Households 0.37% 0.53%
Families 0.32% 0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brockton, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brockton to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 98th
Population Density1 # 28 89th
Diversity Index2 # 8 97th
Median Household Income # 207 16th
Per Capita Income # 232 6th

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