West Brookfield, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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West Brookfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Brookfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,670 as of July 1, 2018. West Brookfield ranks in the lower quartile for 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 West Brookfield is located at latitude 42.2419 and longitude -72.1469 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the West Brookfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The West Brookfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378034) 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 West Brookfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of West Brookfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Brookfield: Wekabaug.

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West Brookfield, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,670
Population in Households 1,574
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 1,322
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $64,834
Average Household Income $86,878
Per Capita Income $37,140


Total Housing Units 838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $260,174
Average Home Value $277,972


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 442
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.05% 1.47%
Households 2.08% 1.55%
Families 3.45% 1.54%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

West Brookfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Brookfield to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 204 17th
Population Density # 130 48th
Diversity Index # 194 22nd
Median Household Income # 170 31st
Per Capita Income # 150 39th

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