Community Dashboard

Town of Brookline Community Dashboard
  2011 2012 2013
Quality of Community      
Bachelor's Degree or higher, % of persons age 25+      
     Brookline   80% 80%
     Massachusetts   39% 39%
Property Value $14,926,437,080 $15,264,163,420 $15,519,229,380
Percentage of Affordable Housing Stock 8.0% 8.1% 8.1%
Storefront Vacancy Rates 5.9% 5.2% 6.3%
Recycling Rate 34.3% 36.8% 36.6%
       
Fiscal Strength      
Credit Rating Aaa Aaa Aaa
Funding of Long-Term Liabilities (Funding Ratio)      
     Pensions 61.6% 55.9% 55.9%
     OPEB's 6.3% 10.0% 10.0%
Unreserved Fund Balance as a Percent of Revenue 10.6% 11.2% 11.0%
Residential Tax Bill $7,573 $7,788 $8,046
Average Assessed Value of Single Family Home $1,027,300 $1,059,400 $1,071,750
Average Assessed Value of Condo $423,900 $421,900 $425,200
       
Public Safety      
Total Part A Crimes 961 944 926
Fire Response Time (Avg.) 3:37 3:48 3:35
Ambulance Response Time (% of Calls Responded to in <6 min) 94.8% 93.7% 93.2%
       
Public Health      
Life Expectancy      
     Brookline na 87 yrs old 87 yrs old
     Massachusetts na 81 yrs old 81 yrs old
Over-Weight Rate Among School-age Children      
     Brookline na 21% 17%
     Massachusetts na 32% 29%
       
Education      
SAT Scores      
     Critical Reading 588 599 606
     Math 613 630 624
     Writing 594 606 606
Percentage in College within 1 year of High School Graduation 80 82 TBD
Four-Year Graduation Rate 92 94 94