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Brookfield, WI
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Living in Brookfield



Brookfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 41,958 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Brookfield is the 16th 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.

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 13.32% 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.

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 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 62.35% 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 2018 was $61,057, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,228 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 German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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