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Brockton’s population, by the numbers

1920

Brockton’s population: 66,254

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White: 65,635 (99 percent)

Native white: 48,511 (73.2 percent)

Foreign-born white: 17,124 (25.8 percent)

Born in Sweden: 2,380

Black: 559 (0.8 percent)

Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and all others: 60 (0.09 percent)

2011

Brockton’s population: 94,312

White: 38,894 (41.2 percent)

Black/African American: 32,277 (34.2 percent)

Hispanic or Latino: 11,438 (12.1 percent)

Asian: 2,437 (2.6 percent)

Other race: 7,491 (7.9 percent)

Two or more races: 1,730 (1.8 percent)

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 45 (0.04 percent)

SOURCES: US Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey
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