B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$786
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Milwaukee Rankings

Niche ranks over 200 cities based on more than 50 statistics and expert insights.
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      875
      273
    • Murder
      24
      6
    • Rape
      73
      41
    • Robbery
      624
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      913
      525
    • Theft
      2,122
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      1,229
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $35,958
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    22%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      8%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      15%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      29%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      30%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      18%
      13%

    Milwaukee Reviews

    82 reviews
    All Categories
    I have been living in Milwaukee for a five months now, overall it has been an amazing experience filled with excellent memories and opportunities! The people are friendly and each neighborhood has it's own unique charms and quirks. The architecture is amazing and there is a lot of opportunity for young professionals and artsy individuals. There are quite a few very cool shops and a lot of excellent breweries for the beer connoisseurs to explore! The only real negative, which is pretty normal for most big cities, is there is quite a bit of trash that blows around in the streets. This would be the main focus of something that could be changed. Another major change the city could make would be to integrate a larger network of bike paths and bike lanes for those of us who like to have the ability to commute by bicycle instead of car. This would help alleviate a large amount of the congestion in the downtown streets as well as help the city lower its carbon footprint!
    Review Your Area
    Milwaukee is a great community to be a part of! The different areas in Milwaukee offer everything that you could desire. There are historic areas, like the third ward downtown, or new growing areas, like the new east side. You will never run out of new restaurants and things to do. The city is very diverse. This is one area in which Milwaukee could improve. There are distinct lines through the city separating the different cultures. This creates a very cool cultural experience, but I would like to see more integration of all of the cultures throughout this beautiful city!
    The city suffers from major infrastructural problems such as terrible roads and dirty streets.
    The crime rate is quite high in many of its neighborhoods, and, unfortunately, there are few neighborhoods that are safe in this big city.
    People are very care-free about their social problems in this city and they usually don't address them.
    The only thing that the city government cares about here is recycling and parking.
    If you don't recycle, you're gonna be in trouble, and there are numerous parking signs around the city which makes you feel absolutely bewildered.
    So if you are new to Milwaukee, you might experience this difference in city management and that should not shock you.