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Pleasant Prairie
  • Suburb of Milwaukee, WI

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  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Pleasant Prairie is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 20,832. Pleasant Prairie is in Kenosha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Pleasant Prairie offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pleasant Prairie there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Pleasant Prairie and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pleasant Prairie are above average.

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About Pleasant Prairie...
Population
20,832

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    33.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    9.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    71.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,822.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Pleasant Prairie

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,687
National
$62,843

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