East Brookfield is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,186 people and just one neighborhood, East Brookfield is the 285th largest community in Massachusetts. East Brookfield has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Brookfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Brookfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Brookfield who work in sales jobs (12.71%), office and administrative support (11.90%) and management occupations (7.17%).
Also of interest is that East Brookfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, East Brookfield is also a town of artists. East Brookfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Brookfield’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, East Brookfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Brookfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Brookfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Brookfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) East Brookfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. East Brookfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Brookfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Brookfield may be for you.
One downside of living in East Brookfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.15 minutes every day commuting to work.