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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Pleasant Prairie is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 20,552. Pleasant Prairie is in Kenosha County. Living in Pleasant Prairie offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pleasant Prairie there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Pleasant Prairie and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pleasant Prairie are above average.
About Pleasant Prairie...
Population
20,552

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Pleasant Prairie 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
    47.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,947
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Pleasant Prairie

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,258
National
$55,322
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There’s nothing wrong with it but it’s not that special. I like it here, though. It’s a very nice place to live!
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Overall, the location is a good aspect of this area. It is the halfway point between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is right on Lake Michigan and one can enjoy the diversity of a city without the traffic. Generally, people are very laid back and thoughtful. However, some bad things have happened to the city. There used to be a big car plant that employed a lot of people. However, it was moved and many people lost their jobs. Also, a lot of the education funding was cut. The schools are doing the best that they can, but it is hard to run an urban school district with not a lot of money.

Probably the best part of this area is the music education. This community has had a long tradition of musical excellence and it is something that this city takes pride in. Every winter, the orchestra, band, and choir departments hold separately across all schools hold a district wide concerts called Orchestra Fest, Band-O-Rama, and Choral fest. Basically, it is all the music students across the district playing together and it is a really wonderful experience.

Overall, this area is a good place to live. The location is great and the people are nice. Yes, it has had some tough times recently, but I feel like this community and town will bounce back one day and continue to grow and thrive.
Pleasant Prairie is a nice place to live. I am very close to Lake Michigan and a wonderful trail, which I walk/run to often. Although my particular area is zoned for schools I would rather my children not attend. I would like to see the school districts change so that my children can attend the school that is closer to home and in a better area.