East Brookfield, Massachusetts

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East Brookfield, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy East Brookfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% East Brookfield Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% East Brookfield People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% East Brookfield Median Family Income
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% East Brookfield Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of East Brookfield, Massachusetts

Comparing East 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 8 2
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 2
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5
Median Family Income 9 4
College Educated Adults 7 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 8
Low Violent Crime 2 2

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East Brookfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01515
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.227
Longitude -72.047

East 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 8.8 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 10.8 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
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
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East Brookfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,097 100%
Male 1,042 49.7%
Female 1,055 50.3%
Under 18 537 25.6%
18+ 1,560 74.4%
65+ 279 13.3%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3.07
White 2,066 98.5%
African-American 9 0.4%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.8%

Estimated East Brookfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,111
Growth 14
Growth % 0.7%

East 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) 24.7%
French Canadian 12.7%
Irish 12.7%
English 12.3%
US/American 8.4%
Italian 8%
Polish 4.6%
German 3%
Lithuanian 2.6%
Swedish 2.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
British 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Brookfield 2,097 $57,500
Brookfield 3,051 $54,519
Charlton 11,263 $70,208
Leicester 10,471 $64,202
North Brookfield 4,683 $51,750
Spencer 11,691 $56,763
West Brookfield 3,804 $58,750

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East Brookfield Public Library
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(508) 867-7928

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