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Overview

Introduction to Brookfield, Illinois

Brookfield, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois and 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Brookfield has a population of 19,085.

Brookfield History

This village was founded by Samuel Eberly Gross in 1889. He acquired land in this area and began selling building lots that were platted from woodlands and farms. This area was originally called Grossdale after its founder. It was incorporated as the village of Grossdale in 1893. In 1905, the residents changed the name to "Brookfield."

Brookfield and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Grossdale Station
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum
  • Bernis Woods North

Things To Do In Brookfield

Brookfield Zoo is a very popular spot among residents and visitors. Brookfield also offers many dining and shopping opportunities. Nature lovers would love the well-maintained parklands and woods in and around the village. There are also several golf courses in the neighborhood.

Brookfield Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Brookfield Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Morton College, Triton College, Wilbur Wright College and Elmhurst College.

People

Total Population 19,022
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,768
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,954
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,615
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $237,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 21%

Brookfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60513
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.823
Longitude -87.851

Brookfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income

Brookfield Public Libraries

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Brookfield Free P.l.
3609 GRAND BOULEVARD
Brookfield, Illinois
(708) 485-6917

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