Living in Brookline, MA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Brookline SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
5

Brookline, MA Crime Report

688
Total Crimes
1,162.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-54.75%
Below National Average

Brookline, MA Cost Of Living

189
Brookline's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average

Brookline, Massachusetts Info Snack

Brookline /brklan/ is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a part of Greater Boston. Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline.
Population
59,234
Unemployment
3.1%
Poverty
11.9%
Median Home
$885,700
Median Income
$113,515
Median Rent
$2,194

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Rankings for Brookline in Massachusetts

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Map Of Brookline, MA

Population over time in Brookline

Year Population % Change
2017 59,234 -0.0%
2016 59,246 0.1%
2015 59,180 0.1%
2014 59,132 0.2%
2013 59,016 0.5%
2012 58,738 0.2%
2011 58,634 0.5%
2010 58,371 0.7%
2009 57,953 -
Crime/100k Brookline MA USA
Violent Crime 94.6 338.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 15.2 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 70.9 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 1067.6 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 119.9 200.8 376.0
Larceny 912.2 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 35.5 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Brookline

White
69.6% (41,217)
African American
2.9% (1,709)
American Indian
0.0% (25)
Asian
15.9% (9,397)
Hawaiian
0.0% (17)
Other
0.4% (208)
Two Or More
3.5% (2,055)
Hispanic
7.8% (4,606)
Race Brookline MA USA
White 69.6% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 2.9% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 15.9% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.8% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Brookline, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
7.0% (415,634)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.5% (207,817)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.3% (195,024)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.6% (270,331)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.1% (363,740)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.6% (629,245)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.0% (591,109)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.7% (1,108,359)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.2% (720,723)
$200,000 or more
24.0% (1,421,413)
Income Brookline MA USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.5% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.3% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.6% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.1% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.6% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.0% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.7% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.2% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 24.0% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in Brookline

Female
53.2% (31,499)
Male
46.8% (27,735)
Gender Brookline MA USA
Female 53.2% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.8% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Brookline for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,184)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (1,184)
High School / GED
5.0% (2,961)
Some College
6.0% (3,554)
Associate's Degree
2.0% (1,184)
Bachelor's Degree
30.0% (17,770)
Master's Degree
25.0% (14,808)
Professional Degree
13.0% (7,700)
Doctorate Degree
15.0% (8,885)
Education Brookline MA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 5.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 6.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 25.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 13.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 15.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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