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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Washington County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 133,967. Washington County is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Washington County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washington County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Washington County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Washington 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,782
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Washington County Reviews

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I grew up here and it was a simple fun childhood full of wandering around the woods with my friends. Playing with my pets which including cats, dogs, rabbits, and chickens. Everyone around the area is kind and always willing to help. I would definitely move here again. 7/10 is my ranking for this area mainly because my taste and it would be a long but doable drive to work in Milwaukee the closest big city.
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Crime is very rare in Cedarburg. Despite this, I still see patrolling the streets for the greater security of the citizens.
There aren't really any dangerous crimes that have gone on in the past few years except for one that, so there isn't really any concern for safety.