Brookfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 17,133 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 88.01% 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 (15.09%), management occupations (12.36%), and office and administrative support (11.99%).
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: 8.46% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brookfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brookfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
If knowledge is power, Brookfield is a pretty powerful place. 50.95% of the adults in Brookfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Brookfield in 2010 was $48,576, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,304 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 Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Brookfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.