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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Nekoosa is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 2,494. Nekoosa is in Wood County. Living in Nekoosa offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nekoosa there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Nekoosa and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$836
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Nekoosa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    41.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,951.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Nekoosa

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,031
National
$55,322
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Nekoosa Reviews

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A quiet, small town with friendly people, and a good school district! The safety in this town is great, and there is a lot of diversity in this area. There isn't much for job or business opportunities, but we do have a few local businesses that are great!
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Nekoosa a the small town feel while located in central Wisconsin. It has great access to many near by cities with enhanced job, education, and shopping opportunities.
I have been a resident of Nekoosa for nearly 18 years. It is a small town of roughly 2,000 people. The economy is declining and the population is shrinking as well as aging. It smells terrible due to the paper mill that is the main source of many people’s employment.