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Brookfield is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Brookfield. For links to other places called Brookfield, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brookfield is 41.823N. The longitude is -87.851W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,933.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brookfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60546 ZIP code.
18% of Brookfield residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brookfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brookfield was $24,307, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Brookfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brookfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $678. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,243.
Libraries in Brookfield include Brookfield Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Brookfield include Desplaines Valley News
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brookfield political report.
The average commute time for Brookfield workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brookfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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