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
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$753
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Beaver Dam Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    223
    1
  • Theft
    2,280
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,728
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Beaver Dam Reviews

25 reviews
All Categories
Beaver Dam overall is a decent place to reside! Churches of your choice; a nice cinema theater; Community Theater with on-going plays; excellent grocery shopping along with 'big box' stores; some excellent places of employment; community center, indoor skating rink, ball parks, tennis courts and endless beautiful parks! You can feel at ease walking or biking!
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Beaver Dam seemed like a really nice place to buy our first home. We found a cute neighborhood and a nice first home. As time has gone on we have heard a lot about the drug use around here. We don't plan to stay forever. The local law enforcement is nice, and there are some fun things to do around town. It is the center location from the neighboring towns. I'd like there to be less drug use, that would make Beaver Dam amazing. But unfortunately that isn't really something only a few people can change.
We have different restaurants and businesses that seem to pop up every few months or so. Most restaurants and businesses are relatively poorly run and only stay open for a few months. There are definitely decent restaurants and shops that have been around for a long time and have recently started and seem successful to this point. There are options if you want a decent restaurant or local shop, but less than you would expect and many are disappointing.