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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.

People

Total Population 16,904
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,645
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 63.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $124,396
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,518
Median House Value $366,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.2%
Irish 21.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station DANBURY
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
Station BULLS BRIDGE DAM
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
Station STORMVILLE
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

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

Library
The Brookfield Library
182 WHISCONIER ROAD
Brookfield, Connecticut
(203) 775-6241
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45 LONG MEADOW HILL RD.
203-775-7725
Serves 936 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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100 POCONO ROAD
203-775-7620
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