Brookline demographics profile

StatisticBrooklineMassachusettsNational
Population59,1806,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8,75463091
Median age33.639.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%43%43%
Speak English69%77%79%
Speak Spanish4%9%13%
Brookline, MA has a population of 59,180 and is the 664th largest city in the United States. The population density is 8,754 per sq mi which is 1290% higher than the Massachusetts average and 9563% higher than the national average. The median age in Brookline is 34 which is approximately 15% lower than the Massachusetts average of 39. In Brookline, 50% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 69% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 35% of Brookline residents were born in Massachusetts, 37% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 26% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Brookline is 1290% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Brookline is 15% lower than Massachusetts.
  • In Brookline 75.15% of the population is White.
  • In Brookline 3.41% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Brookline 16.26% of the population is Asian.

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Brookline population breakdown by race

RaceBrooklineMassachusettsNational
White75.15%79.26%73.35%
Black or African American3.41%7.26%12.63%
Asian16.26%6.11%5.22%
American Indian0.06%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.57%3.01%3.06%
Other race1.51%4.13%4.75%
In Brookline, 5.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Brookline, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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