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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Sun Prairie is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 32,112. Sun Prairie is in Dane County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Sun Prairie offers residents a 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
32,112

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    77.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3
    6.1
  • Rape
    9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,365.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    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
$67,512
National
$55,322
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Sun Prairie Reviews

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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.
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I moved to Sun Prairie when I was 10. Before I moved here I never found a place I belonged. Sun Prairie is a very diverse town that helped me fit. Here there are amazing schools with amazing teachers that present a very welcoming community. This past year in July a tragic gas leak that lead to a major explosion that hit downtown Sun Prairie. The massive explosion could be herd from all the way across town and the smoke could be seen from over 20 miles away. Sadly, The explosion killed one fire fighter and burned many businesses to the ground. However, This tragic event didn't tear the town apart, It united everyone. Today we still morn the loss of the brave fire fighter that lost their life. This day will be forever remembered in Sun Prairie history, where the small town of Sun Prairie is stronger than ever.
It is a great city! Lots of people, lots of fun activities! Lots of great places to eat! There are so many fun things to do and fun places to go and great people to meet. I always feel safe here!