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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$681
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    198
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    397
    525
  • Theft
    3,200
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,793
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Baraboo Reviews

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Baraboo is situated a very convenient distance from major highway systems allowing easy travel to areas including Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and the Twin Cities. Baraboo is also home to the most visited state park in Wisconsin, beautiful Devil's Lake. The town offers a wide diversity of outdoor activities, shopping opportunities, historic tours as well as well-rated restaurants and bars. Entertainment is not hard to come by, as Baraboo is home to the AL Ringling Circus Museum and is just a 10 minute drive to attractions in the Wisconsin Dells.
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I came over from Vietnam to Baraboo, WI when I was ten-years-old. It was an entirely different experience for me. At that time, I wasn't able to speak any English; therefore, I was very scared of everything. I thought that I wouldn't be able to live in America, let alone Baraboo, WI. But I was very lucky to have met many people, and they all have helped me to become the person that I am today. The people in Baraboo have welcomed me with open arms and have made me fallen in love with the city and the people. It's so great that I now called Baraboo is my second home and America is my second homeland to Vietnam. I love that fact that I have two homes and two countries. Baraboo is a small town, and it's a great place to live and grow up for anyone.
Baraboo is a beautiful small town with tons of natural beauty. I definitely recommend to visit or raise a family in!