Brookfield, Wisconsin 

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Population

38,025

8% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$91,485

Avg. Home Price

$305,000

Best Places to Live in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border
Pros
-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago
Cons
-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

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What Bert Has To Say About Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area

Somewhat in the economic and cultural shadow of Chicago 90 miles south, Milwaukee is nevertheless a self-sufficient city, as well as a commercial and cultural center for Wisconsin and particularly its more populous southeastern portions. A melting pot for 19th-century immigrants from northern Europe, the city has kept up old-world traditions, most notably the brewing (and consumption) of beer. Following a period of industrial decline- including the brewing industry- the city has revitalized some areas, particularly downtown, and created an area of lakefront parks and museums. The business picture has changed to include more financial services and retailing companies along with the traditional base of metal products, electrical equipment, and machine tools. The area is headquarters to a surprising list of Mid-sized corporations, including Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls, which operate plants in the vicinity, and service players like Manpower, Inc., Northwestern Mutual and retailer Kohl’s.


QUICK FACTS

City: Brookfield
Zip Codes: 53045 53005
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Brookfield is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brookfield jobs have increased by 0.73%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Brookfield's cost of living is 17.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Brookfield's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Brookfield's population is 38,025 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.08%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Brookfield is $305,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.74%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Brookfield public schools spend $13,327 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 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 5.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Brookfield Real Estate.

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Reviews for Brookfield   4 Reviews
Brookfield - 7/8/2015
Overall I believe field is a great place to live and raise a family. Milwaukee certainly has its share of problems like any large metropolitan area. Overall I believe... Read More

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Brookfield, WI - 9/5/2011
I love Brookfield for the most part. The Elmbrook school district is amazing and test scores are always above average level. The one downfall of the city is that there... Read More

It's OK for the family but not for the single gal - 1/18/2008
About turn 35, and have lived in Brookfield for 9 years. Brookfield is broken into two parts, city and village, both are very safe- especially when compared to... Read More


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