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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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 596,886. 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
596,886

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Milwaukee Rankings

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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
    931.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    82.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    382.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    715.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,486
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    770.5
    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
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    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
$40,036
National
$55,322
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Milwaukee is a small yet bustling city, with lots to do and tourist attractions for people who have never been to Wisconsin before. Our art museums, Bradford Beach, and for the adults the clubs and bars that can be easily frequented are all just small parts of things that make this city what it is today. However, what with some people not necessarily being used to outside attention, or our ability as Wisconsinites to not speak right away to someone on the street, it is imperative of those who chose to visit us that they keep an open mind. Sometimes the people that do not speak end up being the nicest you’ll ever meet!
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Milwaukee is a great city. Downtown is without a doubt always busy. Though, not in the moment with COVID-19. But usually there is always plenty to do and choose from. From small restaurants to concerts! Diversity is great as well. Everywhere you look, you will definitely see all kinds of people. The education system isn't all that bad either. It is home to great universities; Marquette and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Milwaukee is also located by one of the Great Lakes; Lake Michigan. Living in Milwaukee, there is no doubt that you'll find something to do on a dull day.
Downtown Milwaukee is the most fun place to be at night if you're over 21. There's plenty of restaurant choices downtown. Also, Milwaukee has Summerfest every year which is a really fun week of music and food. Many popular bands and singers come to Summerfest each year. It's a cool area because the festival grounds is on Lake Michigan. When I went, I saw Jason Derulo. Not only is there Summerfest, but there's Irishfest, Germanfest, Polishfest, Festa Italiana, and more!

I definitely recommend Milwaukee for everyone.