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  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Brockway is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,948. Brockway is in Jefferson County. Living in Brockway offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Brockway and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brockway are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$627
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    446.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,041.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Brockway

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,538
National
$55,322
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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 like the people that I’ve grown up around they have shaped me into the person I am today. It’s a small town but it makes it easier for all of us to come together and make the best out of our years here