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Population in 2010: 58,732. Population change since 2000: +2.8%
Males: 25,633  (43.6%)
Females: 33,099  (56.4%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02445.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $91,112 (it was $66,711 in 2000)
Brookline:

$91,112
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $61,548

Brookline CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $673,300 (it was $395,300 in 2000)
Brookline:

$673,300
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $863,575; Detached houses: $1,308,951; Townhouses or other attached units: $915,931; In 2-unit structures: $766,209; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $600,360; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $569,016

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,756.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 02445, 02446, 02467.

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  • White alone - 43,040 (73.3%)
  • Asian alone - 9,157 (15.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2,964 (5.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,828 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1,502 (2.6%)
  • Other race alone - 187 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 12 (0.02%)

Races in Brookline detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brookline: 146.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (11.6%), English (7.7%), Russian (7.2%), German (6.7%), Italian (4.6%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1705

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 6.79 square miles.

Population density: 8,649 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Brookline:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 79.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 51.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brookline CDP:

  • Never married: 42.0%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

14,855 residents are foreign born (12.3% Asia, 7.1% Europe).

This place:  25.3%
Massachusetts:  15.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,567 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $5,520 (0.8%)

Brookline satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (2.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (182.9 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Boston, MA (1.5 miles ), Cambridge, MA (1.8 miles ), Watertown, MA (1.9 miles ), Newton, MA (2.0 miles ), Somerville, MA (2.1 miles ), Belmont, MA (2.2 miles ), Needham, MA (2.4 miles ), Milton, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $983,700
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $357,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $927,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $725,300
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $254,600
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $296,800
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $503,000
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $1,245,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $451,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $2,145,300
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $592,400
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $615,200
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $753,100
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $647,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.33 N, Longitude: 71.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,260 (-14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 5,637 (18.1%)

Area codes: 617, 857

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Crime rates in Brookline by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011001000000
per 100,000 0.00.01.71.80.00.01.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 912941277134314
per 100,000 16.320.915.67.021.212.512.51.85.57.25.41.76.7
Robberies 29495452465947363030302931
per 100,000 52.685.493.491.181.4105.384.065.555.054.253.849.152.0
Assaults 5490116117N/AN/AN/A92N/AN/A1289447
per 100,000 98.0156.9200.6205.0N/AN/AN/A167.3N/AN/A229.6159.178.8
Burglaries 187234213200215219218161156103149178148
per 100,000 339.3407.8368.4350.4380.6390.8389.8292.9286.1185.9267.3301.2248.1
Thefts 619670772593741749778809683636656634637
per 100,000 1123.11167.71335.31038.91311.71336.71391.21471.61252.61148.01176.71072.91067.8
Auto thefts 120135104108914554382224232018
per 100,000 217.7235.3179.9189.2161.180.396.669.140.343.341.333.830.2
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23200
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3.75.43.60.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 144.1179.7190.3169.9N/AN/AN/A149.4N/AN/A145.1122.7106.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Brookline detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 183 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Brookline, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Lawyers (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)

Work and jobs in Brookline: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Brookline-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Brookline place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brookline-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 76% 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 84.3 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 58.5 miles away from Brookline center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 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 72.3 miles away from the city 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 55.5 miles away from Brookline center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 36.1 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 Norfolk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brookline topographic map

Birthplace of: Eunice Kennedy Shriver - Founder of the Special Olympics precursor and a sister of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy - (1917-1963), President, Francis Ouimet - Amateur golfer, Jon Krakauer - Writer, Conan O'Brien - (born 1963), comedian and talk show host., Mike Wallace (journalist) - Journalist, William A. Wellman - Director, Julius Genachowski - Business Executive, John Hodgman - Humorist, Edward Kennedy - (born 1932), politician.

Main business address for: BROOKLINE BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Brookline:

  • BROOKLINE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 322 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • BROOKLINE VNS (Home Health Center, 11 PIERCE ST)
  • METROPOLITAN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1180 BEACON STREET, SUITE 3C-R)
  • ARBOUR HUMAN RESOURCE INSTITUTE (Hospital, 227 BABCOCK STREET)
  • BOURNEWOOD HOSPITAL (Hospital, 300 SOUTH STREET)
  • BROOKLINE HOSPITAL (Hospital, 165 CHESTNUT ST)
  • TRINITY HOSPICE OF GREATER BOSTON (Hospital, 111 CYPRESS STREET)
  • BROOKLINE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 99 PARK STREET)
  • CHAMBERLAIN NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, 123 GARDNER ROAD)
  • CITY VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 232 SUMMIT AVE)
  • COOLIDGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, 30 WEBSTER STREET)
  • REGENT NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 74 COREY RD)

Political contributions by individuals in Brookline, MA

Amtrak stations near Brookline:

  • 4 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/Universities in Brookline:

  • The New England Institute of Art (Full-time enrollment: 1,308; Location: 10 Brookline Place West; Private, for-profit; Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/boston)
  • Newbury College-Brookline (FT enrollment: 863; Location: 129 Fisher Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.newbury.edu)
  • Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (FT enrollment: 201; Location: 50 Goddard Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: hchc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc (FT enrollment: 52; Location: 1581 Beacon St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bgsp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brookline:

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (about 2 miles; Boston, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,970)
  • Simmons College (about 2 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (about 2 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,393)
  • Boston College (about 2 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,345)
  • Boston University (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 25,745)
  • Northeastern University (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 20,344)
  • Berklee College of Music (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,800)

Public high school in Brookline:

Private high schools in Brookline:

  • MAIMONIDES SCHOOL (Students: 602; Location: 34 PHILBRICK RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DEXTER SCHOOL (Students: 433; Location: 20 NEWTON ST; Grades: PK - 12; Boys only)
  • SOUTHFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 395; Location: 10 NEWTON ST; Grades: PK - 12; Girls only)
  • BEACON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 74 GREEN ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BAY COVE ACADEMY (Students: 35; Location: 156 LAWTON ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • IVY STREET SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 200 IVY ST; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Brookline:

Private elementary/middle schools in Brookline:

  • NEW ENGLAND HEBREW ACADEMY (Students: 217; Location: 9 PRESCOTT ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • ST MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION ELEM (Students: 208; Location: 67 HARVARD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TORAH ACADEMY (Students: 190; Location: 11 WILLISTON RD; Grades: PK - 8; Girls only)
  • APPLE ORCHARD SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 282D NEWTON ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MERIDIAN ACADEMY (Students: 27; Location: 1187 BEACON ST; Grades: 6 - 9)
See full list of schools located in Brookline

Library in Brookline:

  • BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,653,771; Location: 361 WASHINGTON ST.; 337,481 books; 4,225 e-books; 35,117 audio materials; 22,389 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 683 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Brookline: Brookline Field (A), Huntington Field (B), Clark Playground (C), Reservoir Station (D), Cypress Street Station (E), The Country Club (F), Longwood Tennis Courts (G), Coolidge Corner (H), Centre Street Parking Area (I), Webster Street Parking Area (J), School Street Parking Lot (K), Kent Station Parking Area (L), Philbrick Square (M), Beaconsfield Station (N), Washington Square (O), Cypress Playground (P), Horace James Circle (Q), Hellenic Center (R), Village Square (S), Longwood Cricket Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Washington Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Brookline include: Congregation Ohabei Shalom (A), Temple Emeth (B), United Parish (C), Church of Christ (D), Chinese Christian Church (E), Temple Beth Zion (F), All Saint Church (G), Congregation Kehillath Israel (H), Congregation Machseke Torah (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brookline Cemetery (1), Holyhood Cemetery (2), Walnut Hills Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lost Pond (A), Sargent Pond (B), Halls Pond (C), Crystal Lake (D), Fisher Hill Reservoir (E), Brookline Reservoir (F), Single Tree Hill Reservoir (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brookline include: Strathmore Road Historic District (1), Beaconsfield Terraces Historic District (2), Kilsyth Terrace (3), Longwood Historic District (4), Outlook Park (5), Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (6), Margaret E Robinson Playground (7), Fisher Hill Historic District (8), Dane Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Brookline Historical Society Edward Devotion House (Museums; 347 Harvard Street), Carriage House Paper Museum (8 Evans Road), Museum Reproductions (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 62 Harvard Street Suite 3), Brookline Town - Libraries- Branches- Coolidge Corner (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 31 Pleasant Street), Maliotis Cultural Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 50 Goddard Avenue), Museum of Transportation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 15 Newton Street), Olmstead Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 99 Warren Street), United States Government - Interior Dept- National Park Service- Sites (Recreation Areas; 83 Beals Street), Chestnut Hill Travel (Tours & Charters; 1210 Boylston St.).

Hotels: Boston Brookline Courtyard (40 Webster Street), Brookline Manor Inn (32 Centre Street), Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline- Ma (1200 Beacon St), Beacon Townhouse Inn (1047 Beacon Street), Pappas CHAS S (1459 Beacon Street), Bertram Inn (92 Sewall Ave), 1200 Beacon Street Hotel (1200 Beacon Street), Holiday Inn Brookline (1200 Beacon Street), Family Inn (70 Sewall Avenue).

Court: Brookline Municipal Court Of (360 Washington Street).

 
Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.2. This is about average.
City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.42
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brookline and their reported violations in the past:

BROOKLINE WATER & SEWER DIV. (MWRA) (Population served: 57107, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1999 and FEB-18-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2000)
CAMP ENCORE/CODA (Serves ME, Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
BEAR VILLAGE SOUTH (Serves NH, Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2004), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.1% for Black residents, 19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  50.1%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brookline, MA

People in group quarters in Brookline in 2010:

  • 1,097 people in college/university student housing
  • 393 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 81 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 45 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 25 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in residential schools for people with disabilities

People in group quarters in Brookline in 2000:

  • 697 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 462 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 28 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in institutions for the blind
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

Brookline compared to Massachusetts state average:

Brookline, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Brookline (2011 data):

  • Brookline Bank: Brookline Bank, Longwood Branch, Washington Square Branch, Collidge Corner Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Allston Branch, Bay State Bank Branch, Brookline Village Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Century Bank and Trust Company: Brookline Branch, Hebrew Senior Life Center Branch, Coolidge Corner Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $2,740.5 mil, Deposits: $2,148.1 mil, headquarters in Somerville, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Century Bancorp, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Brookline Branch at 429 Harvard Street, branch established on 1991/12/06; Coolidge Corner South Branch at 315 Harvard Street, branch established on 2002/04/29. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Eastern Bank: Brookline Branch at 301 Harvard Street, branch established on 2005/07/25. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Brooklin Coolidge Corner Branch at 1319 Beacon Street, branch established on 1959/07/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Brookline Branch at 1641 Beacon Street, branch established on 2001/07/31. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company: Brookline Branch at 1295a Beacon Street, branch established on 2011/04/29. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $5,848.9 mil, Deposits: $4,643.9 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Coolidge Corner Financial Center at 297 Harvard Street, branch established on 2007/12/04. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brookline, Massachusetts:

  • Holiday Inn Brookline, 1200 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02146 , Phone: (617) 277-1200, Fax: (617) 734-6991
  • Courtyard By Marriott Boston Brookline, 40 Webster St, Brookline, MA 02446 , Phone: (617) 734-1393, Fax: (617) 734-1392
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brookline, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Brookline travel time to work - commute


Brookline mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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 Brookline CDP (based on Norfolk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.48%
Here74.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Adherents78.6%7.9%3.1%2.6%1.0%
Congregations20.0%13.0%11.4%9.8%1.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents1.0%0.8%0.6%0.5%3.8%
Congregations4.4%0.6%4.4%5.4%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Norfolk County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Norfolk County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

16.5%

8.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($570 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.24%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.20% ($55,985 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.24% ($77,454)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.94% ($54,265)


8.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($863 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.12%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($65,283 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.32% ($73,785)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.14% ($60,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brookline:

  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brookline:

  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRBB (104.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Brookline:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Brookline fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jeffrey S Haskins, Hammond Street (Lat: 42.309722 Lon: -71.156639), Type: 33.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 7034334000, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Jeffrey S Haskins, Hammond Street (Lat: 42.309722 Lon: -71.156639), Type: 33.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 6178395664, Buddy.Noel@nextel.Com, 40 HARTWELL AVENUE
  • Jeffrey S Haskins, Hammond Street (Lat: 42.309722 Lon: -71.156639), Type: 33.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 6178395664, Buddy.Noel@nextel.Com, 40 HARTWELL AVENUE
  • Scott Wilder, 910 Boylston Street (Lat: 42.324444 Lon: -71.152500), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 12 m
    Registrant: 6172124083, Swilder@brooklinepolice.Com, 350 WASHINGTON STREET

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brookline, MA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

141 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brookline)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Brookline)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$365,080676$420,6942,075$364,39538$329,52612$3,304,500149$311,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$047$396,617132$386,3031$50,0000$010$287,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$432,00064$440,031293$398,5298$840,7500$060$324,883
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$363,50091$470,066248$350,2504$252,7500$022$352,545
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$022$438,00067$343,5224$195,0000$06$287,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Brookline, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$307,78810$360,2000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$348,1434$360,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$357,8189$309,2220$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$304,3332$319,5001$285,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$260,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 18

Incident types - Brookline


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brookline, MA

Most common first names in Brookline, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary57781.9 years
John33874.3 years
Joseph30976.5 years
William28775.7 years
Rose26083.8 years
Samuel25479.8 years
Helen23782.3 years
Harry22680.6 years
Margaret22380.8 years
Anna20582.2 years
Most common last names in Brookline, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cohen16981.3 years
Smith10079.1 years
Levine9279.7 years
Goldberg8581.6 years
Miller8181.4 years
Brown7079.3 years
Murphy6278.3 years
Davis5877.7 years
Gordon5683.5 years
Kaplan5381.7 years
Businesses in Brookline, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Pier 1 Imports1
AT&T1RadioShack1
CVS4SAS Shoes1
Chipotle1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts5Sprint Nextel1
FedEx6Starbucks5
GameStop1Subway1
Gap1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Trader Joe's1
LensCrafters1True Value2
Marriott1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS4
Nike3Verizon Wireless2
Panera Bread1Walgreens2

Brookline on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 (02445) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #75 (02445) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Eastern European first ancestries"
  • #76 (02445) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (02445) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Israeli first ancestries"
  • #99 (02445) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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