Brookline, Massachusetts Population 2024

62,854

Brookline is a city located in Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Suffolk County Massachusetts. Brookline has a 2024 population of 62,854. Brookline is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 6.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,223 in 2020.

The average household income in Brookline is $211,322 with a poverty rate of 10.11%. The median age in Brookline is 35.1 years: 34.4 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Brookline Demographics

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

  • White: 68.6%
  • Asian: 18.39%
  • Two or more races: 8.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.66%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9,298.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.13% (3,631)
The current population of Brookline, Massachusetts is 62,854 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 59,223.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43,00868.6%
Asian11,52918.39%
Two or more races5,3108.47%
Black or African American1,6692.66%
Other race1,0451.67%
Native American1370.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brookline Population by Race

Brookline Population Pyramid 2024

Brookline Median Age

35.1

Total

34.4

Male

35.8

Female

Brookline Adults

There are 50,720 adults, (9,931 of whom are seniors) in Brookline.

Brookline Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookline Sex Ratio

Female33,95554.16%
Male28,74345.84%

Brookline Population by Age

Brookline Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All26,9192.2846.453.6
Non Family13,6751.5528.771.3
Married11,1033.146931
Female1,6012.5143.256.8
Male5402.2938.161.9

2.98

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brookline Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3730.89%
Associates Degree8792.09%
Bachelors Degree11,34026.93%
Graduate Degree24,16057.37%
High School Graduate2,2875.43%
Less Than 9th Grade6771.61%
Some College2,3975.69%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brookline Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookline Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White29,10528,85025,133
Asian7,5457,2416,537
2+ Races2,6312,5492,232
Hispanic2,5542,4222,133
Black1,188911411
Other Race694614434
Native American13310221

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.64%.

Brookline Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$71,272$86,454$63,729
Graduate Degree$105,069$126,476$84,286
High School Graduate$38,132$40,885$37,893
Less Than 9th Grade$11,143$0$12,054
Overall$86,483$109,406$71,123
Some College$43,074$39,219$43,294

$86,483

Average Earnings

$109,406

Average Male

$71,123

Average Female

Brookline Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookline Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brookline Language

67.52% of Brookline residents speak only English, while 32.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.38% of the population.

Brookline Language

Brookline Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White40,8603,9509.67%
Asian11,3241,39112.28%
Multiple5,2164248.13%
Hispanic4,0083218.01%
Other1,01428027.61%
Black1,544986.35%
Native13386.02%

10.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.82%

Male Poverty Rate

11.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookline

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookline is Other, with 27.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookline is Native, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

Brookline Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.1%
High School31.88%
Some College20.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.13%

Brookline Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed34.94%
Female Unemployed19.26%
Female Employed6.69%
Male Employed4.61%

Brookline Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookline Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$209,618$301,920
Households$130,600$211,322
Married Families$238,533$-999,999,999
Non Families$89,452$121,401

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brookline Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookline Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Brookline Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brookline Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,262

Number of Veterans

1,156

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam415
Second Gulf War241
First Gulf War155
World War II73
Korea48

Brookline Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+509
55 to 64315
35 to 54220
65 to 74184
18 to 3434

Brookline Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8142.26%
Black19114.57%
Hispanic1143.7%
2+ Races1043.31%
Asian770.83%
Other Race768.75%

Brookline Veterans by Race

Brookline Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookline Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.8%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Brookline Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brookline Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brookline Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

31.18%

Born in Brookline

70.74%

Native Born

29.26%

Foreign Born

16.38%

Non Citizen

12.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.74% of Brookline residents were born in the United States, with 31.18% having been born in Massachusetts. 16.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brookline Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202462,854780.12%
202362,776780.12%
202262,698780.12%
202162,6203,3975.74%
202059,223430.07%
201959,180-54-0.09%
201859,234-12-0.02%
201759,246660.11%
201659,180480.08%
201559,1321160.2%
201459,0162780.47%
201358,7381040.18%
201258,6342630.45%
201158,371-361-0.61%
201058,73200%

Brookline Population by Year