Brockton – In a state that is more than 80 percent White, Brockton is the exception. Whites make up just barely more than 50 percent of the residents of the “The City of Champions.” Brockton is hometown and training ground for boxing champions Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. The community takes pride in its athletics and continues to be a center for amateur boxing and is home to minor league baseball’s Brockton “Rox.” Brockton is located on State Route 24 south of Boston and does have commuter rail service to Boston. Its layout ranges from urban to suburban and there is space for population and economic growth. Brockton is a county seat for Plymouth county, has two hospitals and has been hit hard by the current economic recession.
Passions and strategies that match Brockton:
- Serving broken and stable families,
- Reaching an ethnically and economically diverse population,
- Ministering in an urban or suburban setting,
- Helping “at risk” youth,
- Reaching Community college students.
- Population – 93,217
- Household mean income – $61,639
- Median age – 35.6
- College degree – 13.4 percent
- White – 51.9 percent, Black 32.2
- Hispanic / latino – 9.6
- SBC churches – First Portuguese Speaking Church of Brockton
Get the US Census Data
- Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
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