Brockton

The City of Brockton
Self Help Community Profile

Location:

The city of Brockton is located in Southeastern Ma. boarded by Easton on west; Stoughton and Avon on the north; East Bridgewater, Abington and Whitman on the east; and West Bridgewater on the south.  Brockton is 20 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Providence, R.I. and 208 miles from New York City.

You can visit the Official Website of Brockton, Ma. athttp://www.ci.brockton.ma.us/

2000 U.S. Census Bureau Population Characteristics:

General Population Statistics

Total Households
33,675
Total Population
94,304
Total Registered Voters*
40,579
Total Unenrolled Voters*
14,635
Total Males
45,206
Total Females
49,098
Never Married
24,852
Married
14,148
Separated
2,064
Non-Married/unrelated
10,927
Widowed
5,331
Divorced
7,118
Single female Head of households
6,693
Grandparents as caregivers
2,455

*Secretary of State, July 2003

Race/Ancestry Statistics

Race
Total
Percent
Total in Poverty
Percent
White
57,989
61.5%
5,702
10.0%
Black
16,811
17.8%
3,489
21.6%
Asian
2,066
2.2%
370
15.0%
Hispanic
7,552
8.0%
2,093
28.1%
American Indian
338
0.4%
75
27.0%
Other
9,728
10.3%
2,384
25.1%
Two or more Races
7,338
7.8%
1,367
19.2%

Disability Status

Population 5 to 20 years
23,186
With a Disabilty
2,811
% Disabiled 12.1%
Population 21 to 64 years
52,897
With a Disabilty
15,792
% Disabiled 29.9%
21 to 64 employed % Employed 57.3%
Population 65 years and older
10,159
With a Disabilty
4,384
% Disabiled 43.2%

Poverty Statistics

Map of Brockton Poverty Population
Category Families Single Female Head of Household Individuals 65 Years and older
Total Below Poverty
2,740
3,635
13,390
485
Below 100% Poverty
12.1%
41.3%
14.5%
10.1%
Total below 200% Poverty
6,062
30,831
% below 200% Poverty
26.7%
33.4%
100% Poverty total with children under 18
2,256
1,611
% below with children under 18
17.3%
35.6%
100% Poverty total with children under 5
1,076
847
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% below with children under 5
20.2%
47.9%
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Persons, by race, for whom Poverty Status is Determined

Population below 100% of poverty Persons below 100% % of Pop-ulation Persons 100-150% of poverty Persons 150-200% of poverty Persons above 200%
All Races
2,539
6.2%
22,045
30,831
61,592
White
5,702
10.0%
Black
3,489
21.6%
Hispanic
2,093
28.1%
Other Races
6,343
20.3%

Other Poverty Related Statistics:

Families with female head of household and no husband present
3,635
Percent below poverty level
41.3%
With related children under 18 years of age
1,611
Percent below poverty level
35.6%
With related children under 5 years of age
847
Percent below poverty level
47.9%
Grandparents responsible for grandchildren
781
Percent of grandparents living in household who are responsible for grandchildren
31.8%
TAFDC Recipients as of 2005 according to DTA
1,466

Languages Spoken other than English

Language Spoken
Persons
% of Persons
English Only
62,739
71.6%
Language other than English
24,932
28.4%
Speak English less than well
11,355
13.0%

Spanish Speaking

5,744
6.6%
Other Indo-Eurposean Languages
16,642
19.0%
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
1,957
2.2%

Preschool Child Statistics

Persons under 5 years of age: 6,846 (7.3%) % Living in poverty: 1,695 (24.8%)

Children ages 0-6 on TANF: 874

Persons enrolled in Nursery School/Preschool 1,582 (51.2%)

Estimated number of 3 year olds as of 2008
1,541
Estimated number of 4 year olds as of 2008
1,592
Total estimated 3 and 4 year olds as of 2008
3,133
Total estimated Head Start eleigible 3 and 4 year olds as of 2008
777
Total number of children enrolled in Head Start as of 2008
448
Brockton number of licensed child care slots as of 2005
3,128
Early Intervention children as of 2004
709
Total Births 2007
1,538
Teen Births 2007
157

Brockton Preschool Child Care Centers

Name

Address

Phone

 Type 

 Capacity 

 Infant 

 Toddler 

 Pre-School 

Brockton Day Nursery

 243 Crescent Street
Brockton,02302

508 588-2700

Group Care

180

0

0

126

Children’s Ark Preschool

  900 Main Street
Brockton,02301

508 587-8032

Group Care

24

0

0

24

Children’s Workshop Learning Center

  522 West Chestnut Street
Brockton,02301

508 587-6774

Group Care

23

0

0

14

Field House Day School

  1100 North Main Street
Brockton,02301

508 580-1100

Group Care

102

0

18

84

Jack and Jill at Oak Tree

  20 Oak Street Ext
 Brockton,02301

508 580-6400

Group Care

58

0

0

40

Kennedy Donovan Center

  37 Erie Avenue
  Brockton,02302

508 584-9005

Group Care

63

0

9

54

Kiddie Haven Day Care

  200 North Main Street
  Brockton,02301

508 559-1101

Group Care

80

0

9

71

Kidsland Daycare Center

  1330 Main Street
  Brockton,02301

508 580-1166

Group Care

79

5

25

40

LaBelle Day School

  600 East Ashland Street
  Brockton,02302

508-586-9143

Group Care

49

0

0

49

Little Prince and Princess Day School

  877 North Main Street
  Brockton,02302

508 587-2483

Group Care

36

0

0

36

Massasoit CommCollege-Children’s Ctr

  One Massasoit Boulevard
  Brockton,02302

508 588-9100

Group Care

24

0

0

24

Old Colony Y Childcare

  850 West Chestnut Street
  Brockton,02301

508 588-6552

Group Care

102

7

9

77

Old Colony Y Four Square Child Care

  421 Torrey Street
  Brockton,02301

508-583-1189

Group Care

59

7

0

34

Old Colony Y Pleasant Street Center

 1350 Pleasant Street
  Brockton,02301

508 580-3660

Group Care

29

0

0

20

Self Help Head Start- Shaw School

  311 Quincy Street
  Brockton,02301

508 588-5190

Group Care

160

0

0

160

Start Right, Start Bright Child Care

  856 North Montello Street
  Brockton,02301

508 941-6767

Group Care

39

0

0

39

The Pines Day Care Center

  83 Reservoir Street
  Brockton,02301

508 588-8445

Group Care

39

0

0

39

The Tyke Site

  940 Belmont Street (VAMC)
  Brockton,02301

508 583-4500

Group Care

29

0

9

20

Tinker Bell Kindergarten

  816 Ash Street
  Brockton,02301

508 583-4404

Group Care

32

0

0

32

Ulysses G. Shelton Headstart Center

  370 Howard Street
  Brockton,02302

508 587-1716

Group Care

260

0

0

260

VIP Childcare, Inc

  33 Bark Circle
  Brockton,02301

508 584-9818

Group Care

39

0

0

39

Westfield Child Center

  470 Torrey Street
  Brockton,02301

508 588-0100

Group Care

141

0

18

105

 

Brockton School Enrollment

2006-2007 School Year

Total pupils enrolled 2007: 15,612

Low Income Rate: 68.1%*

Limited English Proficient: 1,409 (12.7%)*

Annual Drop Out Rate for 2003: 5.92%

Number of total children identified by Department of Education for special education: 2,123 (13.6%)*

*Department of Education 2006-07 School Year

Race/Ancestry of Students 2007
Total
Total Students
15,612 (100%)
White
5,090 (32.6%)
African American
7,562 (47.7%)
Hispanic
2,154 (13.8%)
Asian
390 (2.5%)
American Indian
125 (0.8%)

Housing Characteristics

Figures Below from 2000 Census

Total Housing Units
34,837
Rental Occupied Housing
15,300
Owner Occupied Housing
18,375
Single Family Homes
14,956
Mobile Homes
31
Total Public Housing Units
4,356
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
0.5%
Rental Vacancy Rate
3.3%
Percent paying more than 35% of income for rent
30.1%
Percent paying more than 35% of income for mortgage
20.3%

Lead Poisoning Data:

Units built prior to 1959: 19,629 (56.4% of entire housing stock)

Children 2004 20-24 ug/dl immediate risk of lead poisoning: 8.0

Children 2004 25 ug/dl+ lead poisoned: 11

Incidence Rate x 1,000= 3.9%

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