Brookfield, Massachusetts

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Brookfield, Massachusetts

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Brookfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Brookfield Median Family Income
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Brookfield Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Brookfield Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Brookfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Brookfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 3
Well-Paid Single Women 8 2
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 3
People in Middle Class or Better 9 3
People Above Poverty 8 4
College Educated Adults 7 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Public Transportation Use 6 2
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8

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Brookfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01506
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.213
Longitude -72.102

Brookfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
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Brookfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,051 100%
Male 1,499 49.1%
Female 1,552 50.9%
Under 18 791 25.9%
18+ 2,260 74.1%
65+ 412 13.5%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 2,993 98.1%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 9 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.5%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 26 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.6%

Estimated Brookfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,096
Growth 45
Growth % 1.5%

Brookfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 20.6%
French Canadian 16.2%
English 13.6%
Irish 11.5%
Polish 7.1%
Italian 6.6%
US/American 5.4%
German 4.4%
Swedish 2.9%
Scottish 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Dutch 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brookfield 3,051 $54,519
East Brookfield 2,097 $57,500
North Brookfield 4,683 $51,750
Spencer 11,691 $56,763
Sturbridge 7,837 $64,455
Warren 4,776 $39,598
West Brookfield 3,804 $58,750

Brookfield Public Libraries

Merrick Public Library
Brookfield, Massachusetts
(508) 867-6339

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