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West Brookfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Brookfield Census Designated Place had a population of 1,651 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.2354 and longitude -72.1412 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the West Brookfield Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Brookfield, MA Housing Affordability Index is 107
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

West Brookfield, MA Wealth Index is 93
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,651 (100%)
Population in Households 1,557 (94.3%)
Population in Families 1,225 (74.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 94 ( 5.7%)
Population Density 1,307
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,398
Average Household Income $84,238
Per Capita Income $34,787
Wealth Index4 93

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $293,824
Housing Affordability Index3 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 696
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.7% 1.28%
Households 1.8% 1.4%
Families 2.97% 1.38%
Median Household Income   4.15%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

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, 2019 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 # 205 17th
Population Density # 130 48th
Diversity Index # 196 21st
Median Household Income # 182 26th
Per Capita Income # 171 31st

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