Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Cross Plains is a suburb of Madison with a population of 4,106. Cross Plains is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Cross Plains offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cross Plains there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cross Plains and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cross Plains are highly rated.
About Cross Plains...
Population
4,106

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Cross Plains
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    46.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    531.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Cross Plains

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,620
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Cross Plains

Places like Cross Plains
More

Cross Plains Reviews

8 reviews
All Categories
Cross Plains is a great place to live because there is a nice small-town feel with access to the resources of a larger city. There are lots of activities to do around town and Middleton/Madison is only a short 10-15 minute drive.
Start Your Review of Cross Plains
Rate It!
Family centered, safe city. Proud to be raising my children here. Would recommend living here to anyone
Cross Plains is a small town outside Madison. Great place to live if you want to be close to the city but have a nice quiet area to come home to.