Brockton

143 reviews
  1. Suburb of Boston, MA
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Boston

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,039
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Brockton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    767
    264
  • Murder
    13
    5
  • Rape
    68
    37
  • Robbery
    203
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    606
    575
  • Theft
    2,222
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,569
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

143 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    32
  • Average
    80
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    5
Brockton, Massachusetts overall has been good to me. Throughout my childhood, teen years, and even now: my young adulthood, I have had wonderful experiences. Also, the people that I met along the way have been pleasurable. For example, the public schools are awesome, even Massasoit community college, hidden in the east! My teachers and professors (the good and the bad ones) all have inspired me in some way to be one. Brockton is a hidden gem with abundant opportunity (the city of champions). However, I do wish there were higher sidewalks, and brighter street lights.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
As a high school student in Brockton, I'm thankful for the academic opportunities the public schools supply. It's a very comforting city to live in, seeing representation of all types of cultures and disciplines. The experience is unprecedented and there is a great tolerance and advocacy for those of minorities. The only struggle is the lack of funds the state supplies us, but the city works around it because we're the city of champions after all! We refuse to back down, we take no L's.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Brockton has gotten a bad reputation over the years, but is over comping that stereotype!
The school system is second to none! Being such a diverse city, you get to meet people with different customs, cultures and ideas. This definitely helps you to be a well-rounded individual.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago