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Brookfield
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Brookfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 19,349. Brookfield is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Brookfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brookfield there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brookfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Brookfield are highly rated.

About

About Brookfield...
Population
19,349

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,199
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Brookfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    16
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    21.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    181.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,004.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Brookfield

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,867
National
$75,149

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