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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Prairie Lake is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 1,527. Prairie Lake is in Barron County. Living in Prairie Lake offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Prairie Lake there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Prairie Lake and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Prairie Lake are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Prairie Lake

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,875
National
$55,322
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Prairie Lake Reviews

2 reviews
I've lived here my whole life. Even though I'm only eighteen, it really is a very nice place. Everyone is kind to one another, and we come together as a community more often than not for certain events. When I graduate from college I would love to move back here. The school system and the overall atmosphere is just wonderful. I really want my kids to be able to have the same experience as I had.
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Honestly I feel we're a very safe community. We have a very low crime rate. The police are reliable and very well trained in their job. I feel they have the people's safety most at mind on the job. We really don't have a lot of crime, vandalism, or anything like that in our town. It's definitely a place I love living in. I'll miss it when I go to college next year.