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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Oak Creek is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 35,588. Oak Creek is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Oak Creek offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Creek there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oak Creek and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oak Creek are highly rated.
About Oak Creek...
Population
35,588

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Oak Creek 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
    55.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    171.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,062.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Oak Creek

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,530
National
$55,322
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Oak Creek Reviews

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It is a beautiful city, where businesses are popping up like crazy, beautiful walking paths and parks!
Although Oak Creek is a facade of a place where judgement is real and people aren't neighborly. In Oak creek it is far less likely to socialize with those in the neighborhood. If you enjoy friendly neighbors and local pride this is not the place to move. Kids are isolated to their homes and driven to school blocks from home.
Very very clicky in all aspects throughout all ages.
I feel community is an important aspect of where you choose to live with your family. I'm ready to move but will do some research first.
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Oak Creek is such a lovable place. It is kind of a hidden gem. Most people wouldn't know about Oak Creek if they didn't live near or in it. I have lived in Oak Creek my whole life and it has been great. If possible, I would like to bring my future family back to Oak Creek after college. All the stores and businesses in the city are wonderful and the school system is great!
Oak Creek is a nice place to raise a family. The area is calm and safe. The police officers are always paying attention without bothering your privacy. They have good grocery stores but average restaurants. Mostly chains, not a lot of local.
The rent prices are decent.
The town square is cute and they provide activities for families to get out and do. The parks are also really nice.
I would not recommend this place if you are looking for party scenes.
I would recommend this place if you are looking for safety and security.