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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Fond du Lac is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 42,910. Fond du Lac is in Fond du Lac County. Living in Fond du Lac offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fond du Lac there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fond du Lac and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fond du Lac are above average.
About Fond du Lac...
Population
42,910

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Fond du Lac 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,835.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Fond du Lac

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,129
National
$55,322
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I currently live in Fond du Lac. I attend College here. We are lucky to have three colleges in our town. Two Universities and one Technical College. I feel for a town under 50,000 we are fortunate to have these three schools for higher education. Our town has some great eateries as well! Great family fun like the Children’s Museum and our local Library offers many great and free activities for our youth. Fond du Lac is a great town to live and raise your family. My children were and are very successful at what they do. I thank Fond du Lac for all the great schools and programs that were there for us.
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Very friendly town. Love the size: feels like a small town, but has amenities of larger towns. Great location being only 1 hour from Milwaukee, 1 hour from Madison, and 1 hour from Green Bay!
Fond Du Lac is a wonderful city with job opportunities available for those willing to go out and find them. The scenery is also gorgeous as it resides right on the foot of a lake with ample fishing, hiking and other outdoorsy activities. The parks are clean and the hiking trails are well maintained.