Brookfield, CT
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Brookfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 17,098 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brookfield is the 71st largest community in Connecticut.

Brookfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Brookfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Brookfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.27% 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 (13.41%), office and administrative support (13.16%), and management occupations (12.31%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Brookfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.18% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Brookfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brookfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Brookfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.32 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Brookfield has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Brookfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.54% of adults in Brookfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brookfield in 2010 was $46,949, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,796 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, German, English, and Polish.

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