About Brookfield

The town of Brookfield is located in the Housatonic Valley region of Fairfield County near the New York Border.  Incorporated in 1788, the town was formed from parts of New MilfordDanbury, and Newtown.  Today, it is home to 16,500 residents who have the good fortune to live in the beautiful rolling hills of western Connecticut. The two largest lakes in Connecticut border the Town, Candlewood Lake to the west and Lake Lillinonah to the east.

Brookfield’s early industries rose up along the Still River concentrated in an area called the Iron Works District. Its iron furnaces, grist mills, cotton and carding mills, comb shops, lime kilns, and other small industries drove the town’s growth.

Brookfield today has an expanding commercial sector, and its western edge, where man-made Candlewood Lake is located, has seen increased residential growth.

Brookfield residents enjoy outstanding recreational facilities and spectacular scenery. The Town has a wide variety of home styles and values, excellent schools, and a vibrant commercial district.

Data & Demographics

Total Population 17,398
Population in Households 17,377
Population in Families 15,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 880
Diversity Index2 28
Total Households 6,398
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 4,725
Average Family Size 3
Total Housing Units 6,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,390 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,008 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $403,543
Average Home Value $447,314
Median Household Income $113,278
Average Household Income $147,721
Per Capita Income $54,355

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