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Brookfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Brookfield Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Worcester County at latitude 42.215 and longitude -72.1027. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

The formal official name is the Brookfield Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brookfield, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Brookfield indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Brookfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookfield: Brookfield Centre, Quabaug, Quaboag.

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Brookfield, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 837
Population in Households 837
Population in Familes 686
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 726
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 323
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $176,736
Average Home Value $185,808


Median Household Income $56,348
Average Household Income $65,881
Per Capita Income $25,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.38%
Households 0.22% 0.43%
Families 0.21% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


Brookfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookfield to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 228 7th
Population Density1 # 193 21st
Diversity Index2 # 215 12th
Median Household Income # 163 34th
Per Capita Income # 202 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.