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Welcome to Brockton ...
Brockton was settled in 1700.
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 95,813 people<3> (see below for details).
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
Telephone 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 95,813 people. This is an increase of 2.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.6% 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 total 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 (with a count of 94,304 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Brockton.
Communities Also Named Brockton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
Adding Brockton to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Brockton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Brockton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Brockton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Brockton: www.brocktonmass.com/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023