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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Fitchburg is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 27,914. Fitchburg is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Fitchburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fitchburg there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fitchburg and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Fitchburg are highly rated.
About Fitchburg...
Population
27,914

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$287,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Fitchburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    189.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    108.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    328.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,489.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fitchburg

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,110
National
$55,322
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Beautiful scenery, bus routes are far and few, everyone I have met are not very friendly. The night life is average. There has been a couple of random shootings lately. The rents are slightly higher than in Madison. Shopping centers and grocery stores are more expensive than other neighborhoods. I really don't know too much about the schools. I haven't been to the farmers market yet, but I hear that it's lovely . They do have Fitchburg days that is similar to Maxwell street events. They do offer a lot of free entertainment for the children. The police department are very well known and seen.
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Fitchburg is a cute town just south of Madison Wisconsin. The downside, for those looking to move here, is that it does not have its own school system. Students attend schools in one of their neighboring towns. However, the location is unbeatable. There is a small town feel to it, but you can get to the capital building within 10 minutes. While Fitchburg itself is limited to night life, again, Madison is just a hop, skip, and jump away where there are a variety of restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues. Also, no matter where you live in Fitchburg, there is access to the Capital City Bike Trail from numerous places across the town. The housing market is good and fairly reasonable. Overall, it really is the best of all worlds.
Fitchburg is a small city/town off of Madison, Wisconsin. The houses are are beautifully built and the neighborhood is full of lively people. There are plenty of events happening at our local park and charities taking place to help those in need. However, we are an Asian family household living in Fitchburg and we do not see many other races in this town, making us feel a little secluded sometimes.