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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  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 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
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
    283
  • Murder
    20
    6
  • Rape
    73
    41
  • Robbery
    490
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    927
    500
  • Theft
    1,940
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    925
    284
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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%

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Milwaukee Reviews

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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.
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Milwaukee is a hit or miss, depending on the area. Some areas (Riverwest, Shorewood, Third Ward) are extremely trendy and popular. They have so many options for activities, restaurants, night life, and also many outdoor activity opportunities. It is a very bike-friendly area! The coast and Lake Michigan are gorgeous. There are plenty of beaches and a ton of parks as well. It's a short drive almost anywhere. Traffic can get congested during rush hour times but not anywhere near other large cities I have lived in. There are, of course, very rough areas of Milwaukee too. Lots of thefts and violence, and areas I feel unsafe even just driving through. The city offers a lot for every type of person, and the locals are friendly.
The environment here is one of a kind! There is always something to do: Brewery Tours, Bradford Beach, Milwaukee Art Museum, Peddle and Paddle Taverns, Summer Fest, State Fair and all of the festivals that go on throughout the entire year. There are also great bike trails that take you to beer gardens and other sites and parks. I have lived here for about 6 years and have never been bored lets say that!