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People

Total Population 786
Male Share of the Population 60.9%
Female Share of the Population 39.1%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 466
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,417
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $784
Median House Value $218,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
US/American 0%
English 19.8%
Irish 30.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
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
Station WORCESTER RGNL AP
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
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Brookfield 1,169 $78,417
North Brookfield 2,132 $65,000
Spencer 5,578 $61,716
Sturbridge 2,515 $110,417
Warren 1,271 $42,904
West Brookfield 1,333 $68,600

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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