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"City of Champions"

Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after the city in Ontario, Canada.

The latitude of Brockton is 42.083N. The longitude is -71.018W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 115 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 95,090.


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Median household income
Local
$39,507
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brockton demographic reports
Miles Standish and John Alden bought this land from local tribes

Early shoe-manufacturing center; pioneer in use of electricity

Public transportation: Brockton Area Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rocky Marciano, boxer
· Marvelous Marvin Hagler, boxer
· William H. McGunnigle, inventor of the baseball glove
· Al Davis, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Brockton Fair - June 28-July 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brockton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Brockton Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton Historical Society Complex
Colleges and universities: Massasoit Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 103
Quotes:
The whole place resounds, rather rattles, with the machinery of shoe shops, which turn out millions of shoes, not one of which, I am told, is sold in the place.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
Quoting William Cullen Bryant

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brockton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Plymouth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Brockton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Brockton residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brockton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brockton was $17,163, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Brockton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brockton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,146.


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Libraries in Brockton include Brockton Public Library System, East Branch Library, West Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brockton include Brockton Enterprise

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The average commute time for Brockton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 25 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brockton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ The whole place resounds, rather rattles, with the machinery of shoe shops, which turn out millions of shoes, not one of which, I am told, is sold in the place. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
Quoting William Cullen Bryant

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