Brookfield is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,399 people and just one neighborhood, Brookfield is the 268th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brookfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brookfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookfield who work in sales jobs (12.91%), management occupations (9.55%) and teaching (7.34%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Brookfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brookfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Brookfield is worth considering.
One downside of living in Brookfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.94 minutes every day commuting to work.