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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Lake Mills is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 5,816. Lake Mills is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Lake Mills offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Mills there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lake Mills and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Mills are above average.
About Lake Mills...
Population
5,816

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Lake Mills 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
    151.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    16.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    219.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Lake Mills

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,208
National
$55,322
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Lake Mills Reviews

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I personally love Lake Mills. It is home to many beautiful parks and recreational areas, two of which are beaches. The city sits on the shores of beautiful Rock Lake, a place of fun year round. It's great for boating and swimming in the summer and ice fishing in the winter! It's a close-knit community wherein nearly everyone knows everyone else and the neighbors help each other out. It's a growing community due to the safety of the neighborhoods and the excellent quality of the school district. Overall, an incredible town to live in.
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Drinking water quality is 40% out of 100 according to State records. There is no urgent care or hospital. You are 20 minutes to a large store or hospital. Volunteer fire Dept. I moved here 2 years ago and started saying REDRUM REDRUM just after the first month. I am currently (Finally) able to relocate from here. Good luck!
I love how community oriented everything in Lake Mills. Very supportive neighbors and a very quiet and friendly place to live while still being within easy driving distance to Madison and Milwaukee.