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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Balsam Lake Town is located in Wisconsin with a population of 1,596. Balsam Lake Town is in Polk County. Living in Balsam Lake Town offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Balsam Lake Town there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Balsam Lake Town and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Balsam Lake Town are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Balsam Lake Town

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,000
National
$55,322
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Balsam Lake Town Reviews

1 review
A small town that is vibrant in the summer, but can be dull in the winter months. As the county capital, there is some economic activity due to the government center, but the town is largely supported by those who own summer cabins on Balsam Lake. A wonderful place to visit in the summer, but not a great place to stay year around.
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