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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Milwaukee County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 956,586. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Milwaukee County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    13%
    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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I love downtown Milwaukee. Since it is so nice and beautiful that what is makes it so unique. It also unique from the great history we have around the city too. We have some history that goes back to the early 1900s! The sports in this city can bring a lot of people together. That by its self can create a lot of diversity. The lake is so beautiful and everything around it. I still wish that Milwaukee is not as segregated. That is something we really need to work on.
Since I was born and raised here in Milwaukee, this city has really changed big time over the course of the years. Yet anyways, what I really like about Milwaukee is that there are places that you can explore, such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee Public Museum, and so much more. What I wanted to see change in this city? Since there's so many crime going on in these years, I believe that there's should be a community organization to prevent crime not only in streets, but in schools, home, stores and more places as well.