Brookfield, Connecticut

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Brookfield, Connecticut

Introduction to Brookfield, Connecticut

Brookfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 6 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 59 miles NE of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the Danbury metropolitan area. Brookfield has a population of 15,664.

Brookfield History

This area was originally inhabited by the Potatuck Indians. After English settlers came to this area, they named it Newbury. It was created on lands taken from the three towns of Newtown, New Milford and Danbury. The town was officially incorporated as Brookfield in 1778. It was named after Reverend Thomas Brooks, who was the first minister in the area.

Brookfield and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Golf Course
  • Candlewood Boat and Beach Club
  • Brookfield Center Historic District
  • Brookfield Historical Society
  • Candlewood Lake
  • George C Waldo State Park

Things To Do In Brookfield

Brookfield has several parks which offer facilities like picnic tables, barbeque grills, playgrounds, soccer, baseball and softball fields and tennis and volleyball courts. The city also has a number of lakes and ponds where one can enjoy boating, swimming and fishing. There are some excellent hiking trails in Brookfield as well.

Brookfield Transportation

Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.

Brookfield Higher Education

Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University offer higher educational opportunities.

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High Points

Brookfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Brookfield Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Brookfield College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Brookfield, Connecticut

Comparing Brookfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 8 5

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Brookfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NE of New York, New York
County Fairfield
Standard Zip Codes 06804
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.482
Longitude -73.41

Brookfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
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Brookfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,664 100%
Male 7,617 48.6%
Female 8,047 51.4%
Under 18 4,288 27.4%
18+ 11,376 72.6%
65+ 1,684 10.8%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.18
White 14,926 95.3%
African-American 119 0.8%
Asian 388 2.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.1%
Other 96 0.6%
Mixed Race 124 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 372 2.4%

Estimated Brookfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,354
Growth 690
Growth % 4.4%

Brookfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 24.1%
Irish 17.3%
German 11.2%
English 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Polish 4.9%
US/American 4.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Russian 1.8%
Scottish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Portuguese 1.3%
British 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
European 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Slovak 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Brazilian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brookfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brookfield Center (06804)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Brookfield Public Libraries

The Brookfield Library
Brookfield, Connecticut
(203) 775-6241
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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