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Overall Niche Grade
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  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. Living in Milwaukee County offers residents a suburban feel and 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
Area Feel
Suburban
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
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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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There is so much to do in Milwaukee County. Not only is the big city of Milwaukee a wow-factor, but the smaller cities around it are awesome. There are so many fun activities to do in the surrounding neighborhoods and it is easy to get around the county by car, bus, or rideshare. The city of Milwaukee itself is incredible. With the festivals in the summer and newer businesses and culture emerging in the city, Milwaukee is becoming a fun, family-friendly city everyone and anyone can enjoy. The food here is amazing and new discoveries can be made everyday in the city.
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I was born and raised in the Milwaukee County so it is no surprise when I say I am greatly attached to it. My family and I love cruising on 27TH ST to stop at Leon's Frozen Custard or to watch a movie at the Southgate Cinema. I still haven't been able to visit all the amazing restaurants and recreation sites though since there is always something to do in Milwaukee. Although, the night life in Milwaukee is beautiful, it is also dangerous. The crime rises and falls but nevertheless it is serious. Neighborhoods are segregated so I just wish that each of them were more inclusive and that each is given the proper attention. I think that Milwaukee needs to focus on unity and stewardship for the land. This would be because of the ignorance I see on the streets; I always see trash on the streets. Milwaukee has the potential to become a more family-friendly and safe place for the incredible people here.
I love Milwaukee because I was born and raised here. However, I would love to see a change in my city. Public school passing rates needs to go up and crime rates in our neighborhoods needs to go down. I feel we need more productive things to do to keep us all occupied. As well as free community things for the children of Milwaukee so that they can learn how to play and love one another. Everything starts at a young age and is continued as we grow. Commute time here is great compared to other cities I’ve heard about. It takes me about 10-15 minutes to get home and school, because everything is on the same side of town for me. Our rush hours are between 12-2pm and 4:30-6pm. I feel there are many job opportunities for those that apply them self. More job fairs would be very beneficial to employers and future employees. Milwaukee is very diverse, and I love that about my city. Even my college is very diverse. This is one reason why I chose to attend.