Brookfield (formerly Grossdale) is a suburban community in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 13 miles (21 km) west of downtown Chicago. The population was 18,978 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Brookfield Zoo.
Brookfield is located at
41°49′22″N 87°50′51″W (41.822681, -87.847532).
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 3.07 square miles (8.0 km2), of which 3.06 square miles (7.9 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.
Most of Brookfield is flat land with various small hills and rises. Along Salt Creek is a steep ravine that is home to many oak savannas. These oak savannas are the primary ecosystem of Brookfield, and sprawl out from large, forested areas into small pockets in the village.
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,085 people, 7,536 households, and 5,034 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,252.4 people per square mile (2,416.0/km²). There were 7,753 housing units at an average density of 2,539.9 per square mile (981.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.53% White, 0.89% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.05% of the population.
The top five ancestries reported in Brookfield as of the 2000 census were German (23.2%), Irish (20.3%), Polish (18.0%), Italian (13.0%) and Czech (11.2%).
There were 7,536 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $52,636, and the median income for a family was $64,075. Males had a median income of $45,293 versus $33,136 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,307. About 2.3% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Brookfield Real Estate Listings
Active Listings in Brookfield
- 9130 Sherman Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 3845 Blanchan Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 4025 Sunnyside Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 3925 Forest Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 3831 Grove Avenue, Unit Number 2N BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 3245 Park Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 9526 Congress Park Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 3621 Cleveland Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 9135 Sherman Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 3426 Sunnyside Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
Sold Listings in Brookfield
- 9520 Lexington Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
- 4531 Forest Avenue BROOKFIELD, IL 60513
Walk Score for Brookfield
Brookfield School Data
- S E Gross Middle School
- PK, 6-8, public
- Congress Park Elementary School
- PK-6, public
- Lincoln Elementary School
- PK-5, public
- Hollywood Elementary School
- PK-5, public
- St Barbara School
- PK-8, private
- St. Paul Lutheran School
- K-8, private
Posted on February 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm by Jorge Vigil