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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Middleton is a suburb of Madison with a population of 19,235. Middleton is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Middleton offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
19,235

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,051
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    205.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,091.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Middleton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,141
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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Very clean city for the size. The school system is great and there are so many wonderful parks and walking paths. Bikers can easily bike through the city with no issue. Not much to do at night, but good thing Madison is right nextdoor!
Middleton Wisconsin is a great community full of great schools, public services, parks, businesses, etc. I have been a nearby resident of Middleton my whole life and it is easily the safest community in its area based on its size. They also have done a great job of making Middleton family friendly with great walking paths, parks, etc.