Brookfield, WI
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Brookfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 38,025 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Brookfield is the 18th largest community in Wisconsin.

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

Brookfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookfield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookfield who work in management occupations (15.81%), sales jobs (13.84%), and healthcare (12.08%).

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.

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 city’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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brookfield. 57.10% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brookfield in 2010 was $49,535, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,140 for a family of four.

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, Polish, English, and Italian.

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