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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Elm Grove is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 6,127. Elm Grove is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Elm Grove offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elm Grove there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Elm Grove and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Elm Grove are highly rated.
About Elm Grove...
Population
6,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$929
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Elm Grove 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    64.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    788.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Elm Grove

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,750
National
$55,322

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Elm Grove Reviews

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Elm Grove is a unique place. It has everything you would expect and more. The community is kind, generous, and caring. The neighborhoods are safe and welcoming. The school systems are diverse as well as the members of the community. It is a very safe and kid-friendly town. Also, it is a relaxing place with a park and fun cafes around every corner. Although many people view it as a wealthier community, which is true many people are wealthy in Elm Grove, it also has layers. Like the rings inside of a tree, Elm Grove has many different people in it. I think I enjoy living here not just because of the pace itself, but because of the people.
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I have lived in Elm Grove for about five years now and absolutely love it! There’s a strong sense of community and most of the younger families moving in have grown up in this area. It has somehow maintained that neighborhood feel I grew up in many years ago and didn’t think was possible to find today.
Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,934 at the 2010 census. Elm Grove was named as America's best suburb by Business Insider in October 2014.