Brookfield, Illinois

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Brookfield (formerly Grossdale) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, 13 miles (21 km) west of Chicago. The population was 19,085 at the 2000 census. It is home to the world-famous Brookfield Zoo.



Brookfield is located at 41°49′22″N 87°50′51″W / 41.82278°N 87.8475°W / 41.82278; -87.8475Coordinates: 41°49′22″N 87°50′51″W / 41.82278°N 87.8475°W / 41.82278; -87.8475 (41.822681, -87.847532)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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