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Port Washington is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 11,589. Port Washington is in Ozaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Port Washington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Port Washington there are a lot of 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
11,589

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Port Washington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    153.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    59.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    803.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Port Washington

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,289
National
$55,322
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Port Washington Reviews

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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!
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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.
Port Washington, WI is an amazing area. Whether you enjoy walking on the lakefront bluffs or attending the year round street festivals, you will find something to enjoy about this city. This historic city offers some of the most beautiful sights in the state and is the perfect place to raise a family if you are looking for a quiet suburb with an easy commute to work and adequate education.