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West Brookfield is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The latitude of West Brookfield is 42.235N. The longitude is -72.141W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 837 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,804.


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Median household income
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$49,722
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Brookfield demographic reports
Noah Webster's dictionary was published here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lucy Stone, women's rights advocate and abolitionist
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Wickaboag
Historic sites and museums: Lucy Stone Home Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of West Brookfield residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Brookfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Brookfield was $21,501, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of West Brookfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in West Brookfield include West Brookfield Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in West Brookfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $489.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,126.


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Libraries in West Brookfield include Merriam-Gilbert Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for West Brookfield workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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