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  7. Jobs
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Waukesha County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 396,731. Waukesha County is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Waukesha County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waukesha County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Waukesha County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Waukesha County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Waukesha 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
    36.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    137.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,088.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Waukesha County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,140
National
$55,322

Waukesha County Reviews

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The Midwest people are hospitable and friendly. There is a small town ambiance yet so many opportunities nearby including east- Milwaukee , Lake Michigan Miller park, and west-Kettle Morraine forest with beautiful settings for recreation! In the town of Waukesha Carroll University hold the Name of the pioneer school of the Midwest. It was founded in 1846 2 years prior to Wisconsin becoming a state. I would love to see some of the old houses with built in character renovated.
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Small town feel, close to Milwaukee, event centers, shopping, movies, entertainment, etc. Waukesha has it all!
Waukesha County is a place of vast opportunity. You can explore the nature and the city within minutes. There is a perfect balance of community and tranquility. The population is diverse and welcoming with many cultural celebrations throughout the year. There are also many supportive organizations for families and individuals alike with physical and mental disabilities. It is quite human service-friendly. There's a plethora of parks and recreational sites for all and lots of room for growth and prosperity.