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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Middleton is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 18,951. Middleton is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Middleton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Middleton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Middleton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Middleton are highly rated.
About Middleton...
Population
18,951

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$309,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$960
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    25.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,218.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Middleton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,105
National
$55,322
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Middleton Reviews

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Middleton is home of the "Good Neighborhood City" in Wisconsin. Moving here from Nevada, I found the transition into Middleton comforting. The community is welcoming, and many opportunities are available to get involved. Education in the Middleton-Cross plains area school district is excellent, from my own experience, and the high expectations set allowed me to grow as an academic student. Middleton is also a beautiful area with the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, a place I spend a lot of my time enjoying nature. Overall, I would recommend Middleton as a place to call home.
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I've lived in Middleton my entire life, it was a great place to grow up with tons of activities organized like recreation t-ball, soccer, softball, football, etc. Great parks and trails to take advantage of. Very safe- many neighborhoods have their own community within with actives for residents and their families. Lots of great dining options & very close to downtown Madison.
Middleton is a very cozy and has a very family friendly community. It offers various parades for families with children. They offer a lot of community child friendly programs. The homes are very nice and welcoming, the safety of Middleton is amazing, and I always feel safe.