Brookfield, a suburb of Milwaukee in Waukesha County, is Wisconsin’s top city. The presence of companies like Fiserv and FedEx account for the city’s strong economy and high median household income.
We ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and enough data for analysis) by five factors:
- employment (number of establishments, median earnings)
- housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs)
- quality of life (work commute, poverty levels)
- education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher)
- health (obesity ratios)