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Brookfield, Wisconsin Education and City Information

Brookfield is a well-off suburb of Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin. Brookfield has one small private college within its city limits, but numerous colleges and universities are within a short commute.

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Information about Brookfield, Wisconsin

Located just 10 miles west of Milwaukee, the city of Brookfield has almost 38,000 residents, based on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. In 2010, 90% of Brookfield's residents identified as white, while nearly 7% identified as Asian and just over 2% as Hispanic. The city's median household income for 2010-2014 was $91,485, which was significantly higher than the median of $52,738 for all Wisconsin residents.

Brookfield has a typical 4-season climate, with snowy, cold winters and mild, sunny summers. Those who enjoy outdoor activities can visit Fox Brook Park, which features a 223-acre quarry lake and beach, where residents and visitors can swim, play beach volleyball, scuba dive, fish or pedal boat. The park also features trails for walking, jogging, bicycling and rollerblading. Additionally, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield offers a 600-seat performance hall suitable for theater, dance and orchestral productions.

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Brookfield Educational Opportunities

Brookfield hosts the Milwaukee campus of Ottawa University, a private not-for-profit school that offers bachelor's and master's degrees. This university had just over 289 students as of Fall 2014.

Within 20 miles of Brookfield, there are nearly 20 nonprofit postsecondary schools, including Marquette University, which was ranked the 86th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. This private university confers bachelor's through doctoral degrees. Other schools in the area include the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Carroll University in Waukesha and Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee.

Brookfield Economy and Industry

As of 2012, Brookfield had 5 million square feet of industrial space, as well as 6 million square feet of office space. The city's top employers included a mix of healthcare, finance, real estate, manufacturing, retail/wholesale and service businesses, including such well-known companies as FISERV, U.S. Bank, Pentair, AT&T and BMO Harris Bank, NA.

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