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Waukesha County
  • County in Wisconsin

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Housing
    grade A minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade B minus
  6. Jobs
    grade A minus
  7. Weather
    grade C
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

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Waukesha County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 407,290. Waukesha County is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. In Waukesha County, 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Waukesha County Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    36.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    20
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    137.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,088.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Waukesha County

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,639
National
$75,149

Waukesha County Reviews

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