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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Brookfield is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 37,943. Brookfield is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Brookfield offers residents a 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.
About Brookfield...
Population
37,943

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$296,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,496
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
    44.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,140.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Brookfield

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,761
National
$55,322
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Brookfield Reviews

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Brookfield has been my home for almost 19 years now. There are numerous reasons on why I have loved living here my whole life. First, everything is close by, such as grocery stores, malls, different gas stations, movie theaters, restaurants, parks, gyms, schools, anything you name and Brookfield has it. Second, I've had the best time growing up and going to the different schools that this city has to offer. Also, the people in Brookfield are never shy to support their local high school team in football or basketball; therefore, they come to support the name of their city too. Lastly, due to the fact that I'm going to a college only 20 minutes away from my house, I must like Brookfield a lot since I'm staying close to home. Once a Brookfieldian, always a Brookfieldian!
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Brookfield is a great place to live. It is in Elmbrook School District, one of the best in the state and is a fantastic place for a family to move to or for people to settle down. It is a vert safe place and the location is great. As a suburb to Milwaukee, Brookfield is close to many job opportunities and other great advantages to living near a large city. There are also many things to do in Brookfield. There are lots of shopping attraction in Brookfield Square and The Corners of Brookfield along with many other stores along Bleumound Road.
Brookfield is a great place to live. There are many parks and with different recreational activities. It is a very safe area to live, work and play; and is perfectly situated between downtown Milwaukee and more rural areas, so both are accessible. Brookfield has some great restaurants, stores, malls, theaters, parks, and much more.