Brookfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 41,464 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.
Brookfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.84% 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 (14.90%), sales jobs (12.28%), and healthcare (11.86%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
If knowledge is power, Brookfield is a pretty powerful place. 61.67% 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 2018 was $57,691, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,764 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.