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Brookfield has the 1606th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Brookfield is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Brookfield is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Brookfield is $237,900, which is above the national average. 35% of workers in Brookfield hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Brookfield. 62% of Brookfield workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Brookfield spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.