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Overview

Introduction to Brookfield, Wisconsin

Brookfield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is located 5 miles NW of West Allis, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 10 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Brookfield History

Brookfield was originally the home of the Sac and Potowatomi Indians. The area was first ruled by the French. In 1763, it came under English control. The city became a part of the Milwaukee County in 1836. William Howe was the first white settler of Brookfield and arrived in 1820. It became a part of Waukesha County in 1846. The Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad first entered the area in 1850 and constructed a depot in 1853. It was known as Brookfield Junction. It was incorporated as the City of Brookfield on August 14, 1954 and Franklin Wirth became the first mayor.

Brookfield and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Square Shopping Center
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Charles Allis Art Museum

Things To Do In Brookfield

Brookfield offers easy access to various museums such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, Clark House Museum, Old World Wisconsin, and Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology. The Brookfield Square Shopping Center, Loehmanns Plaza Shopping Center, Shorewood Village Shops Shopping Center, and Ruby Isle Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. One can also visit the Brookfield Meadows Park, Kinsey Park, Westchester Park, and Canterbury Hills Park. Each year, the city hosts the Hidden River Art Festival in the month of September.

Brookfield Transportation

Flights can be availed from General Mitchell International Airport.

Brookfield Higher Education

Ottawa University - Milwaukee is the local higher education institution. Higher education can also be pursued at Carroll College, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and Waukesha County Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,991
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+18,277
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married64.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.1%
Median Earnings25+$55,642
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,397
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,246

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,641
% Above Poverty Level96.4%
% Below Poverty Level3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,354
Median House Value$287,500

Ancestry

German43.8%
Irish15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Polish10.8%
English7.1%
Italian5.8%
Norwegian4.9%
French Except Basque3.2%
Swedish2.8%
Dutch2.5%
Scottish1.8%
Czech1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Welsh1%
Greek0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Egyptian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
African0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Senegalese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Brookfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waukesha County
Standard Zip Codes53005, 53045, 53072
P.O. Box Zip Codes53008
Phone Area Codes262,414,920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.06
Approximate Longitude-88.11

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)

StationMILWAUKEE MT MARY COL
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationGERMANTOWN
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Butler1,816$71,406
Elm Grove6,085$157,939
Lannon1,053$62,857
New Berlin39,807$97,644
Wauwatosa47,388$96,429
West Allis60,543$64,351

Brookfield Public Libraries

Brookfield Public Library
1900 N. CALHOUN RD.
Brookfield, Wisconsin
(262) 782-4140

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Brookfield Hospitals

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Elmbrook Memorial
(Non-profit)
19333 W North Ave
(262) 785-2000

Brookfield Public Schools

Burleigh Elementary
16185 Burleigh Pl
ZIP: 53005
(262) 781-5280
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Central High
16900 W Gebhardt Rd
ZIP: 53005
(262) 785-3910
High
Total Enrollment 1324
Dixon Elementary
2400 Pilgrim Square Dr
ZIP: 53005
(262) 785-3970
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
East High
3305 N Lilly Rd
ZIP: 53005
(262) 781-3500
High
Total Enrollment 1285
Swanson Elementary
305 N Calhoun Rd
ZIP: 53005
(262) 789-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Brookfield Elementary
2530 N Brookfield Rd
ZIP: 53045
(262) 785-3930
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Fairview South
3525 Bermuda Blvd
ZIP: 53045
(262) 781-9464
Other
Total Enrollment 17
Wisconsin Hills Middle
18700 W Wisconsin Ave
ZIP: 53045
(262) 785-3960
Middle
Total Enrollment 816

Brookfield Private Schools

Amy Montessori School
16945 W North Ave
ZIP: 53005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Brookfield Christian School
14155 W Burleigh Rd
ZIP: 53005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 196
Immanuel Lutheran School
13445 Hampton Rd
ZIP: 53005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
Christ The Lord Lutheran School
1650 N Brookfield Rd
ZIP: 53045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
Heritage Christian Elementary
1305 Davidson Rd
ZIP: 53045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
Heritage Christian Schools
175 S Barker Rd
ZIP: 53045
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 425
St Dominic Elementary School
18105 W Capitol Dr
ZIP: 53045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 362
St John Vianney School
17500 Gebhardt Rd
ZIP: 53045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 428
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