Brockton, Massachusetts Population 2020

96,313

Brockton is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 96,313, it is the 6th largest city in Massachusetts and the 336th largest city in the United States. Brockton is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 2.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,810 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Brockton has a population density of 4,515 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brockton is $72,381 with a poverty rate of 15.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,088 per month, and the median house value is $245,300. The median age in Brockton is 35.6 years, 34.4 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males.

Brockton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brockton was:

  • Black or African American: 42.32%
  • White: 39.85%
  • Other race: 12.14%
  • Two or more races: 3.69%
  • Asian: 1.65%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Brockton, Massachusetts is 96,313, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 95,777.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,810.

Brockton, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American40,38842.32%
White38,02739.85%
Some Other Race11,58512.14%
Two or More Races3,5223.69%
Asian1,5711.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native2800.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.06%

Brockton Population Pyramid 2020

Brockton Median Age

35.6


Total

34.4


Male

36.8


Female

Brockton Adults

There are 71,261 adults, (12,186 of whom are seniors) in Brockton.

Brockton Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Brockton Sex Ratio

Female

49,898

52.29%

Male

45,528

47.71%

Brockton Households and Families

Brockton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Brockton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
Male58.6%41.4%
All54.3%45.7%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female39.8%60.2%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,1572.9254.3
Married11,7933.874.4
Non Family10,4581.2141.5
Female7,7363.6739.8
Male2,1703.6758.6

3.59

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brockton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5488.91%
9th to 12th Grade5,7559.24%
High School Graduate21,05633.81%
Some College12,88520.69%
Associates Degree5,5708.94%
Bachelors Degree8,03112.89%
Graduate Degree3,4385.52%

Brockton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,51023,2375,577
Black23,93118,6704,149
Other Race6,5184,043643
Hispanic6,0574,480729
Multiple Races1,6481,382212
Asian1,215954380
Native American19919942
Islander212121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,427$41,093$35,145
Less Than High School$25,992$31,893$20,651
High School Grad$33,006$36,909$30,665
Some College$37,884$42,292$34,604
Bachelors Degree$53,071$54,470$52,060
Graduate Degree$66,250$68,892$64,234

$37,427

Average Earnings

$41,093

Average Male

$35,145

Average Female

Brockton Language

Brockton Language by Age

Brockton Language

55.23% of Brockton residents speak only English, while 44.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 33.60% of the population.

Brockton Poverty

Brockton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black40,0037,44518.61%
White31,7752,8649.01%
Hispanic10,4832,46923.55%
Other11,4891,90616.59%
Multiple3,50789725.58%
Asian1,57129018.46%
Native2807526.79%

15.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.05%

Male Poverty Rate

17.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brockton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brockton is Native, with 26.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brockton is White, with 9.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.67%
High School14.87%
Some College10.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.54%
Male Unemployed23.05%
Female Employed8.06%
Male Employed3.71%

Brockton Income

Brockton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,140$72,381
Families$67,057$82,241
Married Families$85,615$100,236
Non Families$30,957$44,147

Brockton Marital Status

Brockton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Brockton Married by Age and Sex

Brockton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Brockton Marital Status by Race

Brockton Veterans

3,456

Number of Veterans

3,221

Male Veterans

235

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,490
First Gulf War567
Second Gulf War432
Korea278
World War II146
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,092
75+778
55 to 64688
35 to 54671
18 to 34227
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6348.31%
Black5892.10%
2 or More1397.14%
Other670.84%
Hispanic340.46%
Asian201.54%
Indian73.21%

$Brockton Veterans by Education

3.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brockton Employment Status

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Brockton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.70%

Born in Massachusetts

70.38%

Native Born

29.62%

Foreign Born

12.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

70.38% of Brockton residents were born in the United States, with 57.70% having been born in Massachusetts. 12.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202096,3132680.28%
201996,0452680.28%
201895,7771180.12%
201795,6592680.28%
201695,391-42-0.04%
201595,4335700.60%
201494,8634980.53%
201394,3653180.34%
201294,047-62-0.07%
201194,1093000.32%
201093,809-495-0.05%
200094,3041,5160.16%
199092,788-2,384-0.25%
198095,1726,1320.67%
197089,04016,2272.03%
196072,8139,9531.48%
195062,8605170.08%
194062,343-1,454-0.23%
193063,797-2,457-0.38%
192066,2549,3761.54%
191056,87816,8153.57%
190040,06312,7693.91%
189027,29413,6867.21%
188013,6085,6015.45%
18708,0071,4231.98%
18606,5840.00%