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East Brookfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The East Brookfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,476 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for East Brookfield is located at latitude 42.2279 and longitude -72.0467 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the East Brookfield Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The East Brookfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378009) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The East Brookfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Brookfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.


East Brookfield, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,476 (100%)
Population in Households 1,476 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,215 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 912
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $69,605
Average Household Income $85,332
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $33,069
Wealth Index5 92


Total HU (Housing Units) 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $273,101
Average Home Value $425,637
Housing Affordability Index3 126


Total Households 572
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 401
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.07% 0.8%
Households 1.07% 0.79%
Families 0.95% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.92%


East Brookfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Brookfield to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 214 13th
Population Density # 172 30th
Median Household Income # 154 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 171 70th
Per Capita Income # 189 23rd
Diversity Index # 180 26th

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