B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$52,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$515
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    446
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    149
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    595
    1
  • Theft
    2,158
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,311
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Appleton Reviews

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It's a small community, so people know each other. My family is born and raised here so everyone knows who I am. That's somewhat comforting when it's not annoying. But it's boring. No movie theater, no place to shop for clothes, no "hang out" for younger kids. We did build a new pool last summer and it's pretty awesome.
Review Appleton
We have a small police force and there isn't always a cop on duty. Neighbors look out for neighbors here. We do have a very low rate of crime, but if something serious did happen it's usually quite a wait for the police, fire fighters or paramedics to show up.
It's a very rural area. We have tons of lakes, rivers and state parks within a 30 mile radius. Great hunting and fishing.