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Brookfield
  • Suburb of Milwaukee, WI

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    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade A
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  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 Milwaukee with a population of 38,626. Brookfield is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. 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 retirees live in Brookfield and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brookfield are highly rated.

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About Brookfield...
Population
38,626

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    40.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    15.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    25.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    96.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,533.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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