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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$964
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Brookfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    273
    1
  • Theft
    850
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,875
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Brookfield Reviews

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I've lived in Brookfield my entire life. I've seen it change a lot over the years, yet somehow it remains the same. I'd love to see some chain restaurants to help bring money into this village. It has potential, it just needs time and work!
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Brookfield has a lot to offer to the community. With fun activities and events, there is always something happening in Brookfield. Its safe and welcoming community attracts a variety of people.
Close proximity to Chicago makes Brookfield a solid location for living in the suburbs and working in the city.

Public schools are generally considered below average. Students may have difficulty when making the step from Lincoln/Washington school to Lyons Township High School.