Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Brookline: Town in Massachusetts, United States


Brookline is a town located in the county of Norfolk in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 58,732 and a population density of 8,637 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 59,022 inhabitants.

The town was created 385 years ago in 1637.

Quick Facts about Brookline

Population : 59,022 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Norfolk County
Different from : Brooklyn
Phone Area Codes : 617
Area : 6.8 km2
Official name : Brookline
Altitude : 49 feet / 15 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1638 (385 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 04:35:11 (6th February 2023)
Postal code : 02445
Density : 8,680 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.49% (2010-2020)
Brookline locator map
Location of Brookline on Massachusetts map.
Brookline MA August 2015 Photo Collage 2 image
Brookline MA August 2015 Photo Collage 2
Brookline MA August 2015 Photo Collage 2 image


Brookline is located at 42°19'54"N 71°7'16"W (42.3317600, -71.1211600). It has 2 neighbors: Boston and Newton.

Brookline map

Brookline has 2 neighbours.

  • Boston city in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
  • Newton city in Massachusetts, United States


The population of Brookline increased by 0.49% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 58,732 - census
2011 58,771 0.07% estimation process
2012 58,948 0.3% estimation process
2013 59,305 0.6% estimation process
2014 59,302 -0.01% estimation process
2015 59,119 -0.31% estimation process
2016 59,162 0.07% estimation process
2017 59,286 0.21% estimation process
2018 59,188 -0.17% estimation process
2019 59,121 -0.11% estimation process
2020 59,022 -0.17% estimation process

Brookline zip code is 02445. County name: Norfolk, County fips: 25021

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People born in Brookline (185)

People born in Brookline, including basketball player Jeff Adrien, younger sister of John F. Kennedy Rosemary Kennedy, US writer Amy Lowell, .


  • Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington (American socialite, sister of John F. Kennedy) she was born in 20/02/1920
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver (American philanthropist; founder of the Special Olympics; sister of John F. Kennedy) she was born in 10/07/1921
  • Theresa Weld (American figure skater) she was born in 21/08/1893
  • William A. Wellman (American director, actor (1896-1975)) he was born in 29/02/1896
  • Michael Dukakis (American politician) he was born in 03/11/1933
  • Mike Wallace (American journalist, game show host and actor (1918-2012)) he was born in 09/05/1918
  • John Hodgman (American author and humorist) he was born in 03/06/1971
  • Charles McBurney (American surgeon) he was born in 17/02/1845
  • Jon Krakauer (American writer and journalist) he was born in 12/04/1954
  • Patricia Kennedy Lawford (American socialite (1924-2006); younger sister of John F. Kennedy) she was born in 06/05/1924
  • Conan O'Brien (American television show host and comedian) he was born in 18/04/1963
  • George S. Boutwell (United States politician (1818-1905)) he was born in 28/01/1818
  • Robert Kraft (American businessman and philanthropist) he was born in 05/06/1941
  • Arthur Gordon Webster (American physicist) he was born in 28/11/1863
  • John R. Ross (American linguist) he was born in 07/05/1938
  • James Gentle (American soccer player (1904-1986)) he was born in 21/07/1904
  • Barry Gordon (American actor, television host, television producer, singer, president of the Screen Actors Guild) he was born in 21/12/1948
  • Bob Margolin (American electric blues guitarist) he was born in 09/05/1949

Schools in Brookline

College & universities near Brookline, MA

Code Name City ZIP
164915 Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc Brookline (MA) 02446
168227 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston (MA) 02115
167783 Simmons University Boston (MA) 02115-5898
167631 Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing (MA) 02120-3400
167251 Newbury College Brookline (MA) 02445

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brookline, MA

Code Name Address Type
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Brookline

Post Office Name City ZIP
Brookline Villag Post Office Brookline (MA) 02445
Brooklin Post Office Brookline (MA) 02446
Fenway Carrier Annex Post Office Boston (MA) 02215
Jamaica Plain Post Office Jamaica Plain (MA) 02130
Mission Hill Post Office Roxbury Crossing (MA) 02120

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Norfolk County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Norfolk County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Quincy 94,421 City in Massachusetts
Weymouth 58,104 City in Massachusetts
Franklin 34,711 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Randolph 34,260 City in Massachusetts
Needham 31,537 Town in Massachusetts
Norwood 29,737 Town and census-designated place in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Stoughton 28,891 City in Wisconsin
Wellesley 28,684 Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Milton 27,537 Town in Massachusetts
Walpole 26,582 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Dedham 25,345 Town in Massachusetts
Canton 24,029 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Sharon 18,864 City in Massachusetts
Foxborough 18,398 Town in Massachusetts
Bellingham 17,336 Town of the United States
Westwood 16,384 Town in Massachusetts, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Brookline distances to largest Massachusetts cities