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Overview

Introduction to Brookfield Town, Wisconsin

Brookfield Town is located in Waukesha County, which was established in 1846. Prior to that, the town was a part of the Milwaukee County. The area was originally inhabited by the Native Americans, mainly the Sac and Potowatomi tribes. The first white settlers of the area arrived in the 1820s. The Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad was the first railroad to enter the area in 1850. It was primarily an agricultural community.

Brookfield Town and nearby Attractions

  • Clark House Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Pabst House
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum

Things To Do In Brookfield Town

Brookfield Town has several museums and historic sites, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, Old World Wisconsin, and Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design. The city is also home to Elmbrook Church, which is the largest church in Wisconsin. The Brookfield Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Shopping options include Loehmanns Plaza Shopping Center, Brookfield Square Shopping Center, and Ruby Isle Shopping Center. The Marx Park, Wray Park, and Brook Park are some of the local parks.

Brookfield Town Transportation

General Mitchell International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Brookfield Town Higher Education

Carroll College, Waukesha County Technical College, and University of Wisconsin - Waukesha are nearby.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Brookfield Town Almanac

Category Value
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53045
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.05
Longitude -88.172

Brookfield Town Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

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