For population 25 years and over in Brookfield:
For population 15 years and over in Brookfield town:
43 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (15.8 miles , pop. 172,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (52.3 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (140.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: East Brookfield, MA (1.8 miles ), West Brookfield, MA (1.9 miles ), North Brookfield, MA (2.2 miles ), Warren, MA (2.2 miles ), Fiskdale, MA (2.4 miles ), Spencer, MA (2.5 miles ), Sturbridge, MA (2.7 miles ), Brimfield, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.20 N, Longitude: 72.10 W
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Work and jobs in Brookfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Brookfield, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Brookfield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Brookfield town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Brookfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 13.7 miles away from Brookfield center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 12.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from Brookfield center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Theodore Foster - Politician, Dwight Foster (1757–1823) - Politician, William Appleton (politician) - Politician, Edward Gardiner Howe - Educator, James Reed (soldier) - General, Philip Henry Savage - Poet, Tom Niland - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Brookfield:
Amtrak station near Brookfield:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brookfield:
See full list of schools located in Brookfield
Public elementary/middle school in Brookfield:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.22. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Brookfield and their reported violations in the past:BROOKFIELD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 1300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:WAGON WHEEL COOP. CORP. (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past health violations:NANATOMQUA MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 145, Groundwater):
Past health violations:BROOKFIELD MEADOWS (Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Brookfield compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Brookfield town (based on Worcester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 135
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Brookfield:
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TV broadcast stations around Brookfield:
See more detailed statistics of Brookfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $2,804,000
Total average daily traffic: 33,710
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,812
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 53,238
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brookfield)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brookfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Brookfield, MA
Total of 17 patent applications in 2008-2014.