Brookfield, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Brookfield, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Brookfield had a population of 18,637 as of July 1, 2018. Brookfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brookfield is located at latitude 41.8251 and longitude -87.8475 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brookfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Village of Brookfield (GNIS ID: 2397465) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Brookfield is located within Township of Proviso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookfield: Grossdale.

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Brookfield, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,637
Population in Households 18,498
Population in Familes 15,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density2 6,084
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $80,276
Average Household Income $96,159
Per Capita Income $37,846


Total Housing Units 7,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,379 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,903 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $258,454
Average Home Value $264,478


Total Households 7,282
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 4,869
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.22% -0.21%
Households -0.23% -0.26%
Families -0.33% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Brookfield, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookfield to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 137 90th
Population Density # 26 98th
Diversity Index # 206 85th
Median Household Income # 185 87th
Per Capita Income # 182 87th

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