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Brockton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Brockton is the 7th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 98,016 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brockton: North Bridgewater.

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Brockton, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 98,016
Daytime Population: Workers 39,079
Daytime Population: Residents 52,642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,721
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 96,179
Population in Familes 78,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,837
Population Density2 4,596
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $50,538
Average Household Income $65,783
Per Capita Income $23,429


Total Housing Units 36,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,419 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,962 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,453 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $246,379
Average Home Value $272,414


Total Households 34,381
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 23,101
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.62%
Households 0.44% 0.52%
Families 0.38% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 Density # 28 89th
Diversity Index # 8 97th
Median Household Income # 210 15th
Per Capita Income # 231 7th

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