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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  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 town in Wisconsin with a population of 3,992. Cross Plains is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Cross Plains offers residents a 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
3,992

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Cross Plains Rankings

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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
    23.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    377.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    826.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Cross Plains

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,188
National
$55,322

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Cross Plains Reviews

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Family centered, safe city. Proud to be raising my children here. Would recommend living here to anyone
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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.
There are very well developed businesses in the area and the owners are very personable.