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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Monona is a suburb of Madison with a population of 8,068. 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
8,068

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$880
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    49.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,327.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    234.4
    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
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Monona

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,275
National
$55,322
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Monona Reviews

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Monona is a lovely place to live. There are lots of good restaurants to enjoy, there are many wonderful parks to visit, and it is very bike friendly!
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Monona was a bright and vibrant neighborhood, eveyone was close. There are a lot of shopping stores near by. It was close to a lake, local school and public libraries we well kept. It was overall a beautiful neighborhood that is continuing to grow.
I really love the neighborhood, and the schools and community areas have a lot of great opportunities.