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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    760
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    70
    41
  • Robbery
    155
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    436
    525
  • Theft
    1,551
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    274
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brockton Reviews

161 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.
Brockton has gotten a bad reputation over the years, but is over comping that stereotype!
The school system is second to none! Being such a diverse city, you get to meet people with different customs, cultures and ideas. This definitely helps you to be a well-rounded individual.