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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Appleton is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 73,832. Appleton is in Outagamie County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Appleton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Appleton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Appleton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Appleton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$746
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Appleton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    174.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,298.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Appleton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,817
National
$55,322
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Appleton Reviews

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Appleton is by far the best city in Wisconsin. It has great places for travelers, local people, animals, everyone! Amazing, friendly people who care about the environment and the city. Downtown is amazing as well. I wouldn't change a thing about Appleton because it is a safe city where I would consider raising my kids.
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Appleton is a wonderful place to live! The people in the communities of Appleton are generally kind and outgoing. It is vibrant with small businesses as well as large corporations. There are several accredited institutions of higher education which are very successful in helping their graduates get careers in their professional or technical fields. It is a great place to raise a family and have a career. Appleton is also near Green Bay and Door County. The Farmer's Market is extraordinary. The schools are reputable for their good understanding of how children learn. There are many culturally diverse restaurants unique to Appleton. It is a great place for visitors and well as for residents.
Appleton is a wonderful place to live! The people in the communities of Appleton are generally kind and outgoing. It is vibrant with small businesses as well as large corporations. There are several accredited institutions of higher education which are very successful in helping their graduates get careers in their professional or technical fields. It is a great place to raise a family and have a career. Appleton is also near Green Bay and Door County. The Farmer's Market is extraordinary. The schools are reputable for their good understanding of how children learn. There are many culturally diverse restaurants unique to Appleton. It is a great place for visitors and well as for residents.