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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Sun Prairie is a suburb of Madison with a population of 32,757. Sun Prairie is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Sun Prairie offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun Prairie there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sun Prairie and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sun Prairie are highly rated.
About Sun Prairie...
Population
32,757

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Sun Prairie 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,192.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Sun Prairie

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,295
National
$55,322
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The Sun Prairie community is amazing! There are so many great people, and so much to do. Sun Prairie has been growing rapidly for awhile now. We are working on building our second high school, even though our new high school was only built a couple of years ago! There is so much to do here, whether that’s getting involved in club or school sports, hanging out with friends downtown, or just driving around! Sun Prairie is a beautiful city!
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Sun Prairie was a nice little town when my family first moved in from Milwaukee, WI. Now that I'm a freshman in college, I see that Sun Prairie has changed dramatically over the years. The area has expanded so much and we have so many new things! The only downfall is that elementary schools are filling up and our Upper Middle School and High School are going over it's capacity for students. I really hope that they'll plan to make more schools for the new generation soon. Overall, Sun Prairie is a great place to settle in.
Sun Prairie has changed so much since I’ve lived here...and I’ve always lived here! We now have a total of 9 elementary schools and are in the process of building a second high school on the west side of Sun Prairie! The community is great here and always willing to help others! Our schools are are committed to student success and boast a very advanced student athlete program! There is always a place to go here in Sun Prairie and being so close to Madison just adds on to that! Catch a Badger game on the weekend or take a walk on State street for amazing food and shopping! All of this is around a 20 minute drive from Sunny P!