Brockton, MA

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2022 Population
104,713
0.477% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
1.96% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
11.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$74,016
8.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$364,700
18.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
51,560
1.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brockton, MA had a population of 105k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $74,016. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brockton, MA grew from 104,216 to 104,713, a 0.477% increase and its median household income grew from $68,067 to $74,016, a 8.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brockton, MA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (6.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.17%).

None of the households in Brockton, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.4% of the residents in Brockton, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brockton, MA are Massasoit Community College (837 degrees awarded in 2022) and Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (56 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brockton, MA was $364,700, and the homeownership rate was 56.4%.

Most people in Brockton, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Brockton, MA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Brockton, MA is home to a population of 105k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 32.3% of Brockton, MA residents were born outside of the country (33.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.9k people) in Brockton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.4%
2022 Citizenship
87.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.4% of Brockton, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brockton, MA was 87.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brockton, MA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    40.9k ± 1.83k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 1.85k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 1.69k
12.3%
Hispanic Population
12.9k people

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.9k people) in Brockton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.3% of the people in Brockton, MA are hispanic (12.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
33.8k people
31.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
33.2k people

As of 2022, 32.3% of Brockton, MA residents (33.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brockton, MA was 31.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,330 ± 285
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    644 ± 171
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    461 ± 175

Brockton, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brockton, MA employs 51.6k people. The largest industries in Brockton, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,367 people), Retail Trade (6,518 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,937 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,523), Public Administration ($68,845), and Information ($63,115).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

51.6k
2022 Value
± 1,974
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 5.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brockton, MA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 50.8k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brockton, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,799 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (4,816 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brockton, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.6k
2022 Value
± 1,974
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 5.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brockton, MA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 50.8k employees to 51.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brockton, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,367 people), Retail Trade (6,518 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,937 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brockton, MA, though some of these residents may live in Brockton, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,212
Median earning men ± $1,687
$37,320
Median earning women ± $1,871

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($81,563), Other Services Except Public Administration ($59,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,320).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($67,019), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,828), and Public Administration ($59,814).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brockton, MA awarded 893 degrees. The student population of Brockton, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,866 male students and 3,094 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brockton, MA are White (507 and 56.8%), followed by Black or African American (236 and 26.4%), Hispanic or Latino (81 and 9.07%), and Two or More Races (25 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Brockton, MA by number of degrees awarded are Massasoit Community College (837 and 93.7%) and Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing (56 and 6.27%).

The most popular majors in Brockton, MA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (150 and 16.8%), Registered Nursing (104 and 11.6%), and Natural Sciences (81 and 9.07%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Brockton, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 9.09%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,960 (37.6% men and 62.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,960 students enrolled in Brockton, MA, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,160 records, of which 62% were women and 38% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 81 degrees awarded
  2. 150 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brockton, MA was General Business Administration & Management with 81 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 837 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Massasoit Community College with 837 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 331 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brockton, MA, which is 0.589 times less than the 562 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 507 degrees mean that there were 2.15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 236 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($576) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($4,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brockton, MA was $364,700 in 2022, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $307,600 to $364,700, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Brockton, MA is 56.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brockton, MA have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brockton, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brockton, MA is $74,016. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Brockton, MA was Census Tract 5106 with a value of $154,722, followed by Census Tract 5117.01 and Census Tract 5101, with respective values of $118,146 and $113,702.

Property

$364,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,968
$20,018
Median Property Taxes
±$998

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Rent vs Own

56.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.4% of the housing units in Brockton, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5106
  2. Census Tract 5117.01
  3. Census Tract 5101

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brockton, MA was Census Tract 5106 with a value of $154,722, followed by Census Tract 5117.01 and Census Tract 5101, with respective values of $118,146 and $113,702.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$74,016
Median Household Income
± $3,413
35.5k
Number of Households
± 1,500

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.5k households in Brockton, MA grew to $74,016 from the previous year's value of $68,067.

The following chart displays the households in Brockton, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brockton, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.49%)

In 2022, 72.9% of workers in Brockton, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (5.49%).

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brockton, MA have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.28% of the workforce in Brockton, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brockton, MA (13.3k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brockton, MA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Brockton, MA has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 39.5% on Medicaid, 7.2% on Medicare, 9.54% on non-group plans, and 0.476% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Plymouth County, MA see 1589 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1589 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1357 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 170 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,589 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Plymouth County, MA

Primary care physicians in Plymouth County, MA see an average of 1,589 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,589 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.51%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
39.5%
Medicaid
7.2%
Medicare
9.54%
Non-Group
0.476%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brockton, MA declined by 3.52% from 4.68% to 4.51%.

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