Brockton, Massachusetts

Brockton: The second most populous city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It is located on the eastern shore of the Town Brook in southeastern Massachusetts. Brockton is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Brockton Public Library and the Brockton Historical Society.


Brockton is a city located in the county of Plymouth in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 93,810 and a population density of 1,683 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 95,770 inhabitants.

The city was created 324 years ago in 1699.

Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It was incorporated in 1881 and got its name from a town in England. Brockton was best known for its successful shoe manufacturing industry, earning it the nickname "Shoe City."


As of 2019, Brockton had a population of around 95,000 residents. It is diverse with large African American, Cape Verdean, Haitian and Latino communities. Nearly 40% of residents are foreign born. The median income is $64,000.


Brockton covers nearly 21 square miles in southeastern Massachusetts. It is only 25 miles south of Boston. The city has varying terrain with the Trout Brook Conservation Area's rivers and ponds. The climate is humid continental.


Although no longer focused on shoes, Brockton has manufacturing, healthcare, retail, food service and transportation companies. Larger employers are the VA Medical Center, Signature Healthcare and Shaw's Distribution Center.


Brockton has a large immigrant population that has shaped its culture. Festivals celebrate cultures like Portugal Day at the Cape Verdean Festival. The Brockton Fairgrounds hosts an annual country music festival. The city is also proud of its champion high school sports teams.


Brockton is undergoing urban renewal projects to revitalize the city. The Brockton Brightfield project is redeveloping former industrial land along the Trout Brook into new housing, commercial sites and green space accessible to all residents.

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Location of Brockton on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Brockton

Population : 95,770 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Plymouth County
Postal code : 02301
Area : 55.73 km2
Altitude : 112 feet / 34 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1700 (324 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:17:59 (19th April 2024)
Density : 1,719 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.05% (2010-2020)
BrocktonCityHall image
BrocktonCityHall image


Brockton is located at 42°5'0"N 71°1'6"W (42.0834300, -71.0183800).

Brockton map

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The population of Brockton increased by 2.05% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 93,810 - census
2011 94,117 0.33% estimation process
2012 94,050 -0.07% estimation process
2013 94,361 0.33% estimation process
2014 94,858 0.52% estimation process
2015 95,425 0.59% estimation process
2016 95,441 0.02% estimation process
2017 95,682 0.25% estimation process
2018 95,723 0.04% estimation process
2019 95,708 -0.02% estimation process
2020 95,770 0.06% estimation process

Brockton zip code is 02301. County name: Plymouth, County fips: 25023

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People born in Brockton (140)

People born in Brockton, including businessman Shawn Fanning, boxer Rocky Marciano, actor, Voice actor Richard Doyle, .


  • Ed Nelson (professional basketball player) he was born in 18/03/1982
  • Aaron Guzikowski (American screenwriter) he was born in 01/01/1974
  • Adam Myerson (American professional bicycle racer) he was born in 09/05/1972
  • Dick Johnson (American big band clarinetist) he was born in 01/12/1925
  • Thomas Andrews (American politician) he was born in 22/03/1953
  • Corey Quirk (American ice hockey player) he was born in 03/07/1986
  • Andrew Card (U.S. Secretary of Transportation, White House Chief of Staff) he was born in 10/05/1947
  • George Hurley (drummer from America) he was born in 04/09/1958
  • John Doucette (American actor (1921-1994)) he was born in 21/01/1921
  • Kevin Stevens (ice hockey player) he was born in 15/04/1965
  • Landon Wilson (American ice hockey player) he was born in 13/03/1975
  • Paul Gonsalves (American saxophonist and jazz musician) he was born in 12/07/1920
  • Mark Egan (American jazz musician) he was born in 14/01/1951
  • Charles Socarides (American psychiatrist) he was born in 24/01/1922
  • Edward Gilmore (American politician (1867-1924)) he was born in 04/01/1867
  • Philip J. Crowley (Public affairs official) he was born in 28/07/1951
  • Josh Hennessy (American ice hockey player) he was born in 07/02/1985
  • Al Davis (American football player, coach, executive (1929-2011)) he was born in 04/07/1929

Schools in Brockton

College & universities near Brockton, MA

Code Name City ZIP
165060 Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Brockton (MA) 02302-1905
166823 Massasoit Community College Brockton (MA) 02302-3996
167996 Stonehill College Easton (MA) 02357-6110
167871 Southeastern Technical Institute South Easton (MA) 02375
165024 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater (MA) 02325

Stations (19)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brockton, MA

Code Name Address Type
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL

Post offices near Brockton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Brockton Post Office Brockton (MA) 02302
Campell Post Office Brockton (MA) 02301
Montell Post Office Brockton (MA) 02301
Abington Center Post Office Abington (MA) 02351
Avon Post Office Avon (MA) 02322

Other cities in Plymouth County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Plymouth County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Plymouth 62,654 County seat town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Bridgewater 27,689 Town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Marshfield 26,037 Village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, UK
Middleborough 25,722 Town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Hingham 24,720 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Wareham 22,778 Town in Massachusetts
Scituate 19,047 Seacoast town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Pembroke 18,553 Town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Rockland 17,992 City in Knox County, Maine, United States
Abington 16,752 Town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Duxbury 15,932 Town in Massachusetts
Whitman 15,295 Town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Hanover 14,624 Town in Massachusetts, United States
East Bridgewater 14,554 City in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Kingston 12,208 Coastal town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Carver 11,762 Town

Distance to Other Cities

Brockton distances to largest Massachusetts cities