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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  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 38,151. 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.
About Brookfield...
Population
38,151

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,519
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse 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
    15.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    52.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,928.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    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
$105,878
National
$55,322
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Brookfield Reviews

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I have been living in Brookfield ever since I was 5 and I love it! It has the highest rated academics in Wisconsin. There are so many job opportunities because of the abundance of restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping centers. It is also the perfect distance from multiple lakes and county/state parks.
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What I like about Brookfield is how very well organized everything seems to be, and how excellent the life is for a teenager or families alike. Being near a wealthier city has its definite upsides, but also some glaring downsides as well. The first thing you notice is that it isn't the most diverse city, as the most common demographic you'll see are older and or white. Being a wealthy city also means that prices can be higher for gas and groceries, but the biggest problem seems to be the real estate, as the housing around this area seems to go for at least $200,000 for anything decent for a family. Jobs seem plentiful for teenagers for part-time as many friends I have are currently employed. The Elmbrook School system is one of the best in Wisconsin and one of the best environments for a student. The school has wonderful staff, caring students, and a good clean facility overall that is very organized.
Brookfield is on the rise! It has so many new developments, such as apartments and restaurants, there is always something to do. The schools are wonderful, as well.