Brookfield, IL
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Brookfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,944 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Brookfield is the 131st largest community in Illinois.

Brookfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Brookfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Brookfield is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookfield is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookfield who work in office and administrative support (19.32%), management occupations (11.50%), and sales jobs (10.06%).

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.

One downside of living in Brookfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.69 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, 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 population of Brookfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.22% of adults in Brookfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brookfield in 2010 was $33,584, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,336 for a family of four. However, Brookfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Brookfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.50% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brookfield include Irish, Italian, Polish, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Brookfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.