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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$570
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Brockway Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    490
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    98
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196
    1
  • Theft
    1,126
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,438
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Brockway Reviews

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Brockway is a rural community with hard-working Americans raising families.
The community is friendly with little reason for concerns of safety. Unfortunately, employment opportunities are limited and primarily in the areas of manufacturing, minimal retail, and fast food. Residents are highly involved with the community and their neighbors. They take pride in their neighborhoods. The surrounding environment includes a paradise for those who love the outdoors, offering an array of activities such as hunting, fishing, biking trails, kayaking or canoeing, horseback riding and much more.
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I love the town of Brockway. There are of course draw backs to living here, and if you are a newcomer it is hard to fit in. However, I was born and raised in Brockway and just recently moved to Pittsburgh to start my college education. I miss seeing people I knew on the streets. We would have big fourth of July celebrations that people always come back for even if they lived half way across the country. Once you come to Brockway, you never really leave. It offers a huge sense of community that I really miss. IN college, you are offered the opportunity to meet someone new every day, but it is very hard to make connections with those people in such a short amount of time. In Brockway, you knew everyone, and could carry on a conversation with anyone. We also supported one another, if a family experienced a tragedy, the whole town was there to support, whether they knew them or not. I would obviously rank Brockway in my top area to live and what hurts my heart is to see the direction Brockway is going. There are more drugs and crime than ever before in this area because of the poor economy. Luckily the glass plant is running again and people are finding other jobs, so I predict that the drug problem will get better. Because we are such a strong community, I already see people banding together to fight the drug problem in our area.
I love the small community that grows strong relationships. The only thing that could improve this small town is having more things to do within the community.