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 90.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookfield who work in management occupations (16.20%), sales jobs (14.45%), and healthcare (12.25%).

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brookfield. 57.74% 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 $47,205, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,820 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.