C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,022
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Brockton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    760
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    70
    41
  • Robbery
    155
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    436
    1
  • Theft
    1,551
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    274
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,557
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Brockton Reviews

181 reviews
All Categories
Brockton, Massachusetts overall has been good to me. Throughout my childhood, teen years, and even now: my young adulthood, I have had wonderful experiences. Also, the people that I met along the way have been pleasurable. For example, the public schools are awesome, even Massasoit community college, hidden in the east! My teachers and professors (the good and the bad ones) all have inspired me in some way to be one. Brockton is a hidden gem with abundant opportunity (the city of champions). However, I do wish there were higher sidewalks, and brighter street lights.
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As a high school student in Brockton, I'm thankful for the academic opportunities the public schools supply. It's a very comforting city to live in, seeing representation of all types of cultures and disciplines. The experience is unprecedented and there is a great tolerance and advocacy for those of minorities. The only struggle is the lack of funds the state supplies us, but the city works around it because we're the city of champions after all! We refuse to back down, we take no L's.
I was born & raised in Brockton & still reside here. Despite being a large city, it is a place where everyone knows everyone & are attached by their deep city roots. It is "The City of Champions" where Marvelous Marvin Hagler & Rocky Marciano were born & raised. We were also know as The Shoe City. City pride tends to be passed on from generation to generation. I still live in the neighborhood I grew up in & my daughter attends the elementary school where I went.There is an amazing amount of community support, from churches to the schools. There is a vast cultural diversity here in Brockton where people are always having public festivities to share their heritage. I love this city, education is rated amongst the best in the country. However, in the last few years,crime has increased & has begun to deter people from staying causing several to move . It is us true Brocktonians, who share the love of this city &who will continue to fight to keep this beautiful historic city intact.