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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Shawano County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 41,136. In Shawano County, most residents own their homes. In Shawano County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Shawano County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Shawano County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$611
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    188.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    499.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,348.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    221.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Shawano County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,751
National
$55,322

Shawano County Reviews

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Shawano, is a small town that is surrounded by farms, lakes, streams and forests. With a four season climate, you can camp, hunt, fish, boat, sail, canoe, golf, ski, hike, and snowmobile. Cost of living is very affordable, below state national average. Shawano is about 30-45 minutes away from bigger cities like Green Bay and Appleton. Also Shawano has Theda Care Medical Center with a clinic attached. Crime rate is below the national average and Shawano is the type of community that looks after one another, were still small enough to watch out for one another.
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Shawano is great community to raise a family in. We have an incredible family oriented public safety crew. The men and women that service our community are the same men and women taking their children to school on a daily basis and protecting and serving our little ones. Shawano has a variety of opportunities for family fun activities such as: Lakeshore Lanes bowling alley, Shawano Cinema indoor and outdoor theater, Shawano Lake, the Recreation center, and many outdoor playgrounds and RV and camping parks. One thing Shawano could use is an outdoor pool or splash pad. Overall, I have enjoyed raising my family in the city of Shawano and plan to stay here for many years to come.
Shawano County has a lot of recreational activities to do all year round. Shawano Lake is open for swimming, skiing and boating in the summer. In the winter there is ice fishing, snowmobiling and skating. Shawano county is a very family friendly place to visit and vacation.