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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Manawa is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 1,428. Manawa is in Waupaca County. Living in Manawa offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Manawa there are a lot of bars. Many families live in Manawa and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Manawa are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$595
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
    311.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    311.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    934.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
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Working in Manawa

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,643
National
$55,322
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Manawa Reviews

3 reviews
I've gone to the Manawa School District all my life. I live just outside Manawa. It's small and quiet. The youth are very involved in the community, especially during rodeo time! People come from all over to see the rodeo. You get a strong sense of community there. It's very safe. I can't recall any instances where it wasn't or I felt like I was in danger. Although it's a nice community, there isn't much to do there. I'd like to see more parks and recreational services.
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Lots of friendly people and good small town shops, but not too many things to do on the weekends. It's close enough to bigger cities to not feel trapped in small town life if you don't like being away from the hustle and bustle.
Small town in Wisconsin. Feels like you are further from busy life than you really are. With only 40 minutes from a large metropolitan area (Appleton) it really can't be beat.