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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Brockton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 95,161. Brockton is in Plymouth County. Living in Brockton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brockton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Brockton and residents tend to be liberal.
About Brockton...
Population
95,161

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Brockton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    630.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    189.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,559.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    321.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

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Brockton Reviews

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As a middle city, Brockton has left the industrial age a hub for social services and immigration. Children shoot children, crime is high and culture is at an all-time low. You'll weep over beautiful Victorian architecture sullied with needles and bullet casings. Local clinics act as daycare centers for addicts looking for civilians to harass. Only the neighborhoods wealthy enough to erect walls around each property have survived the onslaught of social degeneration. The only plus side is that people from all walks of life are haphazardly dumped into a single community together, and the things you can learn from some of the more honest and moral individuals are incredible.
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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.
I recently moved to Brockton 2 years ago and overall it is not that bad. There is a lot of diversity and many good places to eat at. However, Brockton is very known for their crime and I see that. Even though Brockton isn’t a bad city, something I would change about it is the crime rates and creating more fun places to be at like maybe a skating ring or something like a sky zone.