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West Brookfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Brookfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,648 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Brookfield 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 West Brookfield: Wekabaug.

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


Total Population 1,648
Daytime Population: Workers 636
Daytime Population: Residents 760
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,396
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,552
Population in Familes 1,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 1,304
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $61,032
Average Household Income $80,441
Per Capita Income $34,424


Total Housing Units 823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 461 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $249,063
Average Home Value $262,636


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 435
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 2.14% 1.63%
Households 2.16% 1.71%
Families 3.71% 1.69%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 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 # 204 17th
Population Density # 131 47th
Diversity Index # 194 22nd
Median Household Income # 166 33rd
Per Capita Income # 156 37th

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