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Brookfield

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Things to do: zoos & aquariums, fun & games
Brookfield is a suburban community in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 13mi west of downtown Chicago. The population was 18,978 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Brookfield Zoo.GeographyBrookfield is located at .According to the 2010 census, Brookfield has a total area of 3.067sqmi, of which 3.06sqmi is land and 0.007sqmi is water.Most of Brookfield is flat land with various small hills and rises. Along Salt Creek is a steep ravine that is home to many oak savannas. These oak savannas are the primary ecosystem of Brookfield, and sprawl out from large, forested areas into small pockets in the village.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 19,085 people, 7,536 households, and 5,034 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,252.4 people per square mile (2,416.0/km²). There were 7,753 housing units at an average density of 2,539.9 per square mile (981.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.53% White, 0.89% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.05% of the population.The top five ancestries reported in Brookfield as of the 2000 census were German (23.2%), Irish (20.3%), Polish (18.0%), Italian (13.0%) and Czech (11.2%).
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