The small city of Brookline, Massachusetts is home to approximately 59,000 people. It's a great place to transition into adulthood, as young professionals make up a larger portion of the population here (21%) than nationally (15%). Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in Massachusetts. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (49%) their home despite an average rent of $1,821/month, which exceeds the state average by $604 a month.
Brookline residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes. Driving is the typical way to get to work, chosen by 22% of workers, while public transportation is used by only 17% of the population. Walking (9%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number is well above the national average.
Compared to the national average (7%), Brookline has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 28% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 21% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Brookline residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, education, and scientific. Together, these industries make up 34% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top field in the city. Brookline workers earn an average annual income of about $117K, more than the average Massachusetts resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.