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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Shawano is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 9,052. Shawano is in Shawano County. Living in Shawano offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shawano there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many families and retirees live in Shawano and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Shawano 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
    188.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    499.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,348.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    221.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Shawano

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,834
National
$55,322
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Shawano is a seasonal lively town. Throughout the summer, Shawano is a tourist destination with our beaches and fishing offered in Shawano Lake. Shawano also offers entertainment with our bowling alley and outdoor and indoor movie theater as well as the beautiful countryside views as you drive through. Shawano has a beautiful education program within their highschool and offers college classes through the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Shawano is a hot attraction and offers a lot to tourists and the local communities.
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Shawano is a small northern town in Wisconsin. With a population of around nine thousand it's the very definition of 'small town USA'. However it lacks the Hollywood, straight row, golf course grass, white picket fence appeal. There is very little in the way of diversity unless you count the nearby Menominee Native American Reservation. But like many small towns, the mentality is also small. The residents think little, and they are very tight knit against development and those who they perceive as outsiders. So much so that it has clouded their vision and become detrimental to their success and development as a city. If these traits could be improved Shawano would be an idyllic place to live and raise a family.
Growing up in a small town such as Shawano, you always long for a life in the big city. However, after a while you come to realize that the quiet town you used to live in was quiet, safe, and easily accessible because of its size. While cities may have more forms of entertainment and food options, Shawano has a warm, inviting atmosphere, all based on the strong bond within the local community. It's definitely the place to move to if you're looking for a place to settle comfortably.