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Welcome to Brockton ...

The city of Brockton is located in Plymouth County<1>.

When the people of Brockton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Brocktonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brockton has a population of 95,708 people<3> (see below for details).

Brockton was settled in 1700.

The community of Brockton is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brockton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Brockton: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP codes for Brockton: 02301-02305<6>

Websites for Brockton ...

Official Website: www.brocktonmass.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brockton had an population of 95,708 people. This is an increase of 2.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brockton had a population of 93,810 people (or 18.95% of the total population of Plymouth County). This makes Brockton the county's most populous community.

The population of Brockton represents 1.43% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 93,810 people, the population of Brockton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 94,304 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brockton.

Adding Brockton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Brockton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Brockton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brockton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brockton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Brockton - they are located in Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brockton.

Communities near Brockton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brockton.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 692,600 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 94,470 people
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  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61,528 people
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  • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Brockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,121 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,746 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
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    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
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      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,190 people
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,087 people
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    • Needham [Norfolk County]
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      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Brockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,388 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brockton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brockton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brockton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brockton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brockton. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brockton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brockton: www.brocktonmass.com/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Brockton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Brockton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brockton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brockton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Brockton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brockton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Brockton includes: 02301, 2302, 2303, 2304 & 02305.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brockton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brockton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brockton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brockton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0823, Longitude: -71.0201    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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