Brookline, Massachusetts Population 2020

59,234

Brookline is a city located in Massachusetts. Brookline has a 2020 population of 59,234. Brookline is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,732 in 2010. Brookline reached it's highest population of 59,246 in 2017.

The average household income in Brookline is $162,366 with a poverty rate of 11.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,194 per month, and the median house value is $885,700. The median age in Brookline is 34 years, 34 years for males, and 34 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males.

Brookline Demographics

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

  • White: 74.10%
  • Asian: 15.88%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Black or African American: 3.17%
  • Other race: 2.56%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Brookline, Massachusetts is 59,234, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,234.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,732.

Brookline, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,89274.10%
Asian9,40615.88%
Two or More Races2,4814.19%
Black or African American1,8773.17%
Some Other Race1,5142.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.03%

Brookline Population Pyramid 2020

Brookline Median Age

34


Total

34


Male

34


Female

Brookline Adults

There are 48,513 adults, (9,394 of whom are seniors) in Brookline.

Brookline Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookline Sex Ratio

Female

31,499

53.18%

Male

27,735

46.82%

Brookline Households and Families

Brookline Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Brookline Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.6%28.4%
All50.5%49.5%
Male46.8%53.2%
Female40.8%59.2%
Non Family32.2%67.8%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,5412.3450.5
Non Family11,7201.6532.2
Married10,930371.6
Female1,4292.6940.8
Male4623.0346.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brookline Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5901.46%
9th to 12th Grade6211.53%
High School Graduate2,1045.19%
Some College2,2855.64%
Associates Degree1,0022.47%
Bachelors Degree12,32330.40%
Graduate Degree21,60653.31%

Brookline Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,38428,98825,249
Asian6,4206,0355,394
Hispanic2,6072,2851,851
Multiple Races1,1311,078908
Black1,1161,026602
Other Race731515458
Native American473720
Islander111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander 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$70,022$82,553$59,327
Less Than High School$27,308$31,326$15,650
High School Grad$34,375$43,750$22,361
Some College$41,777$48,271$40,361
Bachelors Degree$59,555$74,897$48,348
Graduate Degree$82,677$101,417$71,683

$70,022

Average Earnings

$82,553

Average Male

$59,327

Average Female

Brookline Language

Brookline Language by Age

Brookline Language

66.41% of Brookline residents speak only English, while 33.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.45% of the population.

Brookline Poverty

Brookline Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,2623,6619.09%
Asian9,2031,51816.49%
Hispanic4,44889520.12%
Black1,71562636.50%
Other1,46342729.19%
Multiple2,4121837.59%
Native471225.53%

11.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.98%

Male Poverty Rate

11.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookline

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookline is Black, with 36.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookline is Multiple, with 7.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.82%
High School19.34%
Some College14.23%
Bachelors or Greater6.51%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.10%
Female Unemployed34.02%
Female Employed5.79%
Male Employed4.56%

Brookline Income

Brookline Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$113,515$162,366
Families$152,493$217,765
Married Families$167,963-
Non Families$72,610$100,458

Brookline Marital Status

Brookline Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookline Married by Age and Sex

Brookline Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brookline Marital Status by Race

Brookline Veterans

1,203

Number of Veterans

1,087

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam323
Second Gulf War199
Korea153
World War II129
First Gulf War80
Age Group Veterans
75+546
65 to 74266
35 to 54161
18 to 34121
55 to 64109
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0652.87%
Hispanic982.77%
Black886.29%
Other343.29%
2 or More80.58%
Indian817.02%

$Brookline Veterans by Education

4.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookline Employment Status

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brookline 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

33.40%

Born in Massachusetts

71.58%

Native Born

28.42%

Foreign Born

14.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

71.58% of Brookline residents were born in the United States, with 33.40% having been born in Massachusetts. 14.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,2340.00%
201959,2340.00%
201859,234-12-0.02%
201759,246660.11%
201659,180480.08%
201559,1321160.20%
201459,0162780.47%
201358,7381040.18%
201258,6342630.45%
201158,371-361-0.61%
201058,7320.00%