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People

Total Population 1,333
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 25.6%
Employed Population 16+ 698
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,600
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $749
Median House Value $210,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 15.4%

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

West Brookfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01585
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.235
Longitude -72.141

West 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 8.2 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 13.4 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 BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 14.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Brookfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Westbrookfield (01585)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 786 $58,417
East Brookfield 1,169 $78,417
New Braintree 1,133 $84,844
North Brookfield 2,132 $65,000
Ware 5,772 $52,892
Warren 1,271 $42,904

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

West Brookfield Public Libraries

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Merriam-gilbert Public Library
3 WEST MAIN ST.
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
(508) 867-1410

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