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  3. Housing
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Fitchburg is a suburb of Madison with a population of 29,450. Fitchburg is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Fitchburg offers residents an urban suburban mix 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.

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About Fitchburg...
Population
29,450

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$315,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Fitchburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    181.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    42.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    74.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    288.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,225.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    200.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Fitchburg

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,324
National
$62,843

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