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 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 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brookfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brookfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Brookfield is a pretty powerful place. 57.10% 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 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.