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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Port Washington is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 11,695. Port Washington is in Ozaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Port Washington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Port Washington there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Port Washington and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Port Washington are highly rated.
About Port Washington...
Population
11,695

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Port Washington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    101.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    42.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    541
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Port Washington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,829
National
$55,322
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Port Washington has been a home to me for over a decade! It is located right next to one of America's great lakes, Lake Michigan. Every morning my bedroom window overlooks the lake and its magnificent waves. During the summer I love to go to the beach because of the freshwater breeze and the cold water licking at my feet. I typically like to attend the restaurants located near the lake as they are always stocked with fresh lake food options. While during the winter I enjoy visiting nature preserves full of wildlife such as deer playing in the fluffy white snow. I am proud to call Port Washington my home.
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I'm in love with all of the parks and places to view Lake Michigan. They're well-kept, and it's a great way to get out and enjoy the day. I run to the beach from my house during the summertime every now and then, and it's so refreshing.

As far as safety goes, I'd say that Port is very safe. We have our moments, but every place does.

Schooling is not fantastic, but it isn't horrible. I have not attended here, but have in Grafton.

Overall, Port is beautiful in many places, and I'm so thankful to live in such a place!
This small harbor city boasts a thriving main street full of locally run shops and charming pre-civil war architecture. It's a peaceful setting that offers outdoorsmen room to play, bike, and hike. The iconic maria makes Port the premier destination for pleasure boats and sizeable fishing charters to dock up all summer. We moved here because it's a family-friendly environment and yet easily accessible to world-class entertainment and employment opportunities in Milwaukee.