North Brookfield, Massachusetts

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy North Brookfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% North Brookfield Affordability of Rents
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% North Brookfield People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% North Brookfield Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% North Brookfield Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% North Brookfield Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of North Brookfield, Massachusetts

Comparing North 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 9 3
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 5
Portion of People Married 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 4
People Above Poverty 9 5
Median Family Income 9 2
College Educated Adults 8 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 7

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North Brookfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01535
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.277
Longitude -72.094

North 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 10.8 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 11.2 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
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
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North Brookfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,683 100%
Male 2,299 49.1%
Female 2,384 50.9%
Under 18 1,276 27.2%
18+ 3,407 72.8%
65+ 605 12.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.09
White 4,573 97.7%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.3%
Other 17 0.4%
Mixed Race 55 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 51 1.1%

Estimated North Brookfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,814
Growth 131
Growth % 2.8%

North 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) 22.5%
English 12%
Irish 12%
French Canadian 9.1%
Italian 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Polish 6.2%
US/American 4.8%
Swedish 4.2%
Lithuanian 2.5%
Scottish 2.2%
German 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Finnish 1.1%
Greek 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Albanian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
British 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Brookfield 4,683 $51,750
Brookfield 3,051 $54,519
East Brookfield 2,097 $57,500
New Braintree 927 $60,417
Oakham 1,673 $63,487
Spencer 11,691 $56,763
West Brookfield 3,804 $58,750

North Brookfield Public Libraries

Haston Free Public Library
North Brookfield, Massachusetts
(508) 867-0208

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North Brookfield High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 343 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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1. Orange, Massachusetts 87.4   28.5% 14.4% 15.9% 26 $44,128 5.5% 3.7% 7,518 7.8% 23.5 2% 5.5
2. East Brookfield, Massachusetts 84.3   18.7% 13.3% 16.2% 33 $57,500 5.9% 1.5% 2,097 3.9% 9.1 6.1% 5.3
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