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Overview for Brookfield, WI

41,020 people live in Brookfield, where the median age is 44.1 and the average individual income is $61,057. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.1 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Brookfield, WI

Brookfield has 15,929 households, with an average household size of 2.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brookfield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 41,020 people call Brookfield home. The population density is 1,502.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.58 / 50.42%

Men vs Women

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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Brookfield, WI

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The following schools are within or nearby Brookfield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th
Brookfield Christian School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Immanuel Lutheran School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Amy Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available
9th - 12th
5th - 12th
No rating available
St Dominic Elementary School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PreK - 5th
PreK - 5th
St John Vianney School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
6th - 8th
PreK - 5th

Around Brookfield, WI

There's plenty to do around Brookfield, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Milk 'N Honey Health Foods, Sommerfeld's Trains, and Wisconsin Personal Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$$ 4.1 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.18 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.9 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

About Brookfield, WI Real Estate

A desirable suburban retreat with excellent schools and fantastic shopping

Brookfield is one of Wisconsin's loveliest and most desirable places to live. Located 14 miles west of Milwaukee, 6 miles west of Wauwatosa, and 8 miles east of Waukesha. With easy highway access, the area is ideal for those who want to live close to the action and entertainment of the city while having a peaceful home retreat. The neighborhoods in Brookfield feature tree-lined streets, large well-manicured lots, and luxurious homes. The residents of this beautiful community enjoy access to many gorgeous parks and some of the best schools in Wisconsin.

Brookfield is a family-oriented town with a peaceful suburban vibe. There are many young families and retirees in the community, and they are quite proud of their town and its excellent schools. The town is continually growing and improving, offering some of the finest shopping in the state. Many fantastic restaurants, bars, upscale shopping centers, boutiques, specialty stores, and cafes are also located along Bluemound Road. The area is also close to state parks and many beautiful lakes that provide opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation. The Greenway Trail System offers hikers, bikers, and casual walkers access to miles of trails. The town also hosts Brookfield Farmers Market and many festivals, including Brooktoberfest, the Town Food Truck Festival, and Brookfield Family Fest and Fireworks on the 4th of July.

What to Love

  • Central location
  • Great schools
  • Beautiful homes on large lots
  • Fantastic shopping

Local Lifestyle

Brookfield is a quiet suburban town with lots of civic pride. The community is family-oriented, tight-knit, and welcoming. The residents of Brookfield enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle that takes advantage of living close to many beautiful lakes and public parks. It’s common to see folks outside walking, jogging, and biking in the fresh Wisconsin air. Residents also enjoy fishing and boating on the dozens of nearby lakes and waterways. Brookfield’s central location means residents are never more than 20 minutes away from dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Brookfield offers residents a wide variety of fantastic restaurants. You’ll find everything from national chain eateries to fine upscale dining, and it’s all close to home. Among the most popular restaurants in Brookfield is Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant. Here you’ll be treated to a stylish yet rustic dining ambiance and a menu of succulent steaks and fresh seafood. They also have a wine tasting room. It’s the perfect place for a special evening or date night. Mitchell's Fish Market is an upscale, nautically themed restaurant that serves fresh seafood, steaks, and locally sourced produce. The North Star American Bistro features American fare with a classy twist. The restaurant has a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere. 

Brookfield is a quiet town, so residents looking for high-energy nightlife generally make the short trip to downtown Milwaukee. Locally, there are many unique gathering spots and entertainment venues. The Sunset Playhouse is a community theater that hosts live plays and performances throughout the year. Mo’s Irish Pub, located in nearby Wauwatosa, is a local favorite that offers delicious bar food, quality cocktails, and fantastic live entertainment. The Improv at The Corners of Brookfield is fun to hang out with friends for laughs and drinks. 

Brookfield is touted as having some of the finest shopping in the Milwaukee area. The main thoroughfare, Bluemound Road, is where you’ll find most shopping and dining venues. 

The Corners of Brookfield is a delightful outdoor shopping plaza that features designer favorites like Free People and Lululemon. Brookfield Square is home to upscale shops, including the Richard Bennett Tailors, Ethan Allan, and Blink Artisan Boutique. Galleria West is a truly unique shopping venue comprising a wonderful collection of locally owned boutiques.

Things to Do

There are many fantastic activities and events to be found in Brookfield. Head over to Adventure Rock and do some rock wall climbing. They also offer yoga and fitness classes. Take the family or friends out for a fun bowling night at the Bluemound Bowl

Golfers will love being close to several excellent courses, including Brookfield Hills Golf Course, Moor Downs Golf Course, and Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course. Hone your golf skills with the state-of-the-art golf analysis technology at X Golf Brookfield. The Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex offers youth and adult soccer and football leagues. 

The skaters in the family will be pleased to find hockey, figure skating, and public skating at the Eble Park Ice Arena. For something truly unique and unforgettable, head to the Game Show Battle Rooms, where you’ll have a memorable experience competing with friends, family, or coworkers in games modeled after popular TV game shows.

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