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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    A-
Milwaukee County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 954,209. Milwaukee County is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. In Milwaukee County, most residents rent their homes. In Milwaukee County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Milwaukee County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Milwaukee County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    666
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    334.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    694.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,073.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    654.2
    284

Residents

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

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Milwaukee County Reviews

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I've lived in Milwaukee for over 20 years, so I've had plenty of time to see all the good, the bad and the ugly this city has to offer! Some of the things I love about Milwaukee are the fact that we get to experience all seasons, we hardly ever have tornadoes in our area which means we don't really have to worry about severe weather events (aside from snowstorms) but no tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. I really love all of the fun things our city has to offer, like Summerfest (an 11 day music festival), Miller Park, the art museum, hiking trails and historical music venues like The Eagles Club. Another plus side to Milwaukee is the fact that we have a decent sized city without actually living in a big city (so basically, you get the "city feel" without the insane housing prices or traffic!). My favorite part about our area is the fact that we're within driving distance to some great vacation spots in the Wisconsin Dells, or even a day trip to Chicago!
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Its a great city! Learning and discovering different things to do around town. Excited to go out and explore the city more. Be able to love the city I have been living in for so long but haven't had the chance to see its true beauty. That all my friends tell me about, but can't seem to have time to discover since I'm stuck working.
Milwaukee is perhaps best known for its famous breweries and the Major League Brewers, but there's more to the city than beer and baseball. Milwaukee is rich in historical and cultural attractions, making it the perfect place for a weekend of exploring. Milwaukee has a big lake and more big-city amenities. Milwaukee has a great quality of life, easy access to entertainment, and not to mention some of the friendliest neighbors on this side of the Kinnickinnic river River. Milwaukeeans are so friendly it going to make you uncomfortable. Milwaukee is a place where its residents truly love to live.