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Monona is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 7,989. Monona is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Monona offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Monona there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Monona and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monona are highly rated.
About Monona...
Population
7,989

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Monona Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,841.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Monona

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,125
National
$55,322
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Monona Reviews

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Great variety and many good places to eat and shop