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Waukesha County, Wisconsin

53005, 53008, 53045

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Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Brookfield is approximately 39,020 (2008), 37920 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,208 (2000), 14576 (2010).
The amount of land area in Brookfield is 70.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Brookfield is 27.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.2 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brookfield to Washington DC is 673 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brookfield is positioned 43.06 degrees north of the equator and 88.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Brookfield elevation is 828 feet above sea level.
Brookfield per capita income is $ 46,545 (2008).
Brookfield median income is $ 91,428 (2008).
The Brookfield median home price is $ 300,022 (2008).


northwest of Milwaukee in southeastern Wisconsin, not far from Waukesha and Lake Michigan. Other nearby communities include: Elm Grove, Butler, Wauwatosa, New Berlin, West Allis, Menomonee Falls, Pewaukee and Lannon.
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Weather information for Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 2001. Current conditions, Forecasts, maps, severe weather alerts and more.
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History & History Related Items

The earliest settlers of the area were of French descent which influence is still felt today. After the Northwest Territory of the US was established, more settlements were created and the area became more stable. In 1836, the future area of Brookfield became part of Milwaukee County in the new Territory of Wisconsin. The first actual settler is thought to be William Howe who claimed his land in 1820. More and more farmers came here to use the rich soil and soon a town began to form. The first school was built before 1840. When Waukesha County was created in 1846 the Town of Brookfield was included. As more residents after, particularly after World War II, the residents began to desire incorporation. Brookfield was formed from the Town of Brookfield in 1954.
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The incorporation of Brookfield

14 August 1954


Brookfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum
101 West Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-521-2859
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Brookfield City Government

City of Brookfield
2000 N. Calhoun Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-782-9650

Brookfield is governed by an elected Mayor and the Common Council which has 14 members, 2 each from 7 districts. They serve four year terms.

Brookfield Chamber

The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
1305 N. Barker Rd., Suite 5
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-786-1886

Brookfield Organizations

The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
1305 N. Barker Rd., Suite 5
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-786-1886

Brookfield Libraries

Brookfield library information
Brookfield Public Library
1900 N. Calhoun Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-782-4140

Brookfield Schools

Elmbrook School District
Administrative Offices
13780 Hope Street
Brookfield, WI 53008
Phone: 262-781-3030
National-Louis University
325 N Corporate Dr # 200
Brookfield, WI 53045-5861
Phone: 262-792-3699

Ottawa University
300 N Corporate Dr # 110
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-879-0200 Brookfield


The population of Brookfield was:
1990 - 35,184
2000 - 38,649
2006 - 39,607
2008 - 39,020 Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 12,254
2000 - 14,208
Median age:
2000 - 42.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 76,225
2008 - $ 91,428

Per Capita income:
2000 - $ 37,292
2008 - $ 46,545

Median house value:
2000 - $ 188,700
2008 - $ 300,022

Brookfield is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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