Brookfield, Illinois 

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Population

18,944

0% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.4%

Median Income

$76,735

Avg. Home Price

$219,300

Best Places to Live in Brookfield, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

City: Brookfield
Zip Codes: 60513
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Brookfield is 6.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brookfield jobs have increased by 1.39%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Brookfield's cost of living is 12.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Brookfield's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Brookfield's population is 18,944 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.36%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Brookfield is $219,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -14.78%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Brookfield public schools spend $11,463 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Brookfield. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Brookfield

It's a good time to buy in Brookfield. Home Appreciation is up 0.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Brookfield Real Estate.

The median home price in Brookfield is $219,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Brookfield    5 Reviews
Great place to raise a family - 2/22/2012
Brookfield has a small town feel, but is still close enough to the city. Great schools, great people, nice houses, great community. I'm fortunate to able to raise my... (Read More)

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Brookfield IS NOT in a Major Flood Plain - Where d - 11/26/2007
Response to Inaccurate Post on "Brookfield is in a floodplain.." Brookfield is in no "higher risk" than any other nearby suburb and actually rated "low to moderate"... (Read More)

Nice Looking, Not Nice to Live In - 12/28/2006
Most of Brookfield is in a flood plain, thus most basements get water in storms, and if you live near the creek (by the zoo), regardless of the price of your house,... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN BROOKFIELD, ILLINOIS
60513