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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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Brown Deer is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 12,076. Brown Deer is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Brown Deer offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brown Deer there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Brown Deer and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Brown Deer are above average.
About Brown Deer...
Population
12,076

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    174.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    124.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    324.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,603.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    349.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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I grew up in Brown Deer, Wisconsin for 18 years of my life up until I moved to Oshkosh to attend the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Brown Deer is a quiet, small town with only a population of 12,000 people. There are a couple of stores nearby to shop from, grocery stores to pick from, and a park that is very popular with the locals (Brown Deer Park). It's a suburb that is a part of Milwaukee County, so everybody calls Brown Deer a part of Milwaukee. It's similar to Fondulac, however Brown Deer can be branched off to other parts of Milwaukee as it is a part of Milwaukee.
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I am a senior graduate from Brown Deer high school and have been going their since preschool. Up until my sophomore year in going to that high school I felt that it was the best high school you could ever go to filled with teachers that love to teach while seeing you grow and peers that make your day better each time you come. It used to be that waking up for school didn't feel like a chore and something that I would enjoy doing. During junior year of high school everything turned upside down. The administration became terrible and everything just went down hill from there.
Brown Deer is a suburban area in Milwaukee, Wi located in the outskirts of Milwaukee. Brown Deer is located near the Mequon area. Brown Deer has really nice parks, schools, and an abundance of shopping centers. Brown Deer is also really dog friendly, Allison for many dog parks. The police are very responsive to calls when needed. There is crime, however, not as much as in the inner city of Milwaukee. I would adviser others to look into moving into Brown Deer. Brown Deer is just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Brown Deer is only 5 minutes away from a high traffic shopping mall.