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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Milwaukee is a city in Wisconsin with a population of 599,086. Milwaukee is in Milwaukee County. Living in Milwaukee offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Milwaukee there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Milwaukee and residents tend to be liberal.
About Milwaukee...
Population
599,086

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Milwaukee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    1,014.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    490.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    927.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,940.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    924.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • 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
    17%
    13%

Working in Milwaukee

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,289
National
$55,322
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Milwaukee Reviews

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Milwaukee is not only my home its my life. Despite what you see on the news it is an amazing place. The news only sees the negative but doesn't focus on the positive. And let me tell you that there are so much positives in Milwaukee. The communes are fast and easy. The price for living is great. However, just like any location, we have our hick-ups, or should I say pot holes. Yes, the pot holes are deep and they are everywhere. The public schools are at the most basic caliber. They don't exceed the expectations of many, but there are local areas that do have great public schools. We are also very segregated, but diverse. When we need to come together, we all come, because that's what living in Milwaukee is about. Togetherness, fun times, and love, Milwaukee!
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After an accident I happened to just go for a drive near the Milwaukee Lakefront. Not that I had not ever been it missing home. I found so much beauty in the people, buildings, lakefront and the festivities. I was able to take beautiful pictures I plan to hang in my home. I saw beautiful plants and water animals flowers birds and dogs. I tried different local restaurants.
I found areas of new investments I have my eyes on one day I thought. As an entire state I remembered the farms and the food. I thought this is home!
I love the summer in Milwaukee! We are called the city of festivals for a good reason. Between the traveling beer garden, culture festivals, and parties at the lake, there is something for you to try and learn every day. Winter in Milwaukee is peaceful and beautiful. Street parking is annoying in the winter, but you get used to it. We have beautiful libraries, friendly people, our churches are welcoming, and cheese curds. And, if you are a Bloody Mary addict like I am, expect them to be garnished till there is no room left in the glass, and you always get a chaser of beer! Because Milwaukee is extra.