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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Brookston is a town in Indiana with a population of 1,393. Brookston is in White County. Living in Brookston offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Brookston there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Brookston and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brookston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$723
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Brookston

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,792
National
$55,322
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Brookston Reviews

1 review
It needs to have more restaurant options that are not just bars. Or at least put a family side on a couple of the bars. It also needs to have more than an R&M and Family Dollar for shopping. I think putting in a carwash would also be beneficial. I think the Elementary School is fantastic, but the safety is not very good, considering there was a shooter at the bank down the street. Food, stores, and safety should be amped up and it would be a nice little town for sure. I also think some advertising for local businesses such as Steel Magnolias would do wonders!
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