A Growing Gap
The gap between Brookline residents who are living comfortably and those who struggle financially is growing.
Today, 13.2% of Brookline residents live at or below the federal poverty level.
An alarming 29.1% of residents live in households below the 300% poverty threshold, a marker of significant economic insecurity.
Meanwhile, Brookline’s top earners are doing better than ever, pushing the town’s average household income up to $154,537 in 2010.