Brookfield, WI
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Brookfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 38,016 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Brookfield is the 18th largest community in Wisconsin.

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

Brookfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.25% 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 (16.61%), sales jobs (13.69%), and healthcare (11.64%).

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.

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 city’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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Brookfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Brookfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 58.05% 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 2010 was $51,128, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,512 for a family of four.

Brookfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Langs. of India and Spanish.