Brookfield, CT

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Living in Brookfield

Brookfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 17,528 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brookfield is the 71st largest community in Connecticut.

Housing costs in Brookfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.

Brookfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookfield who work in sales jobs (15.13%), management occupations (13.22%), and office and administrative support (11.13%).

Also of interest is that Brookfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.67% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Brookfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brookfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brookfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brookfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Brookfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brookfield, the average commute to work is 30.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Brookfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Brookfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.00% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brookfield in 2018 was $51,573, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $206,292 for a family of four.

Brookfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brookfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brookfield include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Brookfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.