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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,970
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+8,452
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married61.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.5%
Median Earnings25+$57,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,404

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,911
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,485
Median House Value$358,500

Ancestry

Italian22.8%
Irish21.4%
German17.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
English11.7%
Polish5.6%
Scottish3.3%
French Except Basque3%
Russian2.4%
Norwegian2%
Portuguese1.9%
Greek1.7%
Canadian1.6%
Hungarian1.5%
Swedish1.4%
Brazilian1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
African0.3%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Brookfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fairfield County
Standard Zip Codes6804
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.46
Approximate Longitude-73.39

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)

StationDANBURY
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationBULLS BRIDGE DAM
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationSTORMVILLE
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches

Brookfield Public Libraries

Brookfield Library
182 WHISCONIER ROAD
Brookfield, Connecticut
(203) 775-6241

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Brookfield Public Schools

Brookfield High School
45 Long Meadow Hill Road
ZIP: 6804
High
Total Enrollment 895
Center Elementary School
8 Obtuse Hill
ZIP: 6804
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Huckleberry Hill Elementary School
100 Candlewood Lake Road
ZIP: 6804
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Whisconier Middle School
17 West Whisconier Road
ZIP: 6804
Middle
Total Enrollment 882

Brookfield Private Schools

Christian Life Academy
133 Junction Rd
ZIP: 6804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Country Kids Club
94 Old State Rd
ZIP: 6804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Kids Castle Child Care Learning Center
777 Federal Rd
ZIP: 6804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Montessori Community School At Brookfield
21 W Whisconier Rd
ZIP: 6804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Joseph Elementary School
5 Obtuse Hill Rd
ZIP: 6804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
The Goddard School
1 Production Dr
ZIP: 6804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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