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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Sussex is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 10,763. Sussex is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Sussex offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sussex there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sussex and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sussex are highly rated.
About Sussex...
Population
10,763

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Sussex

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,229
National
$55,322
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Sussex Reviews

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The people in Sussex are very friendly. The neighborhoods are very lively and you will always see people walking dogs, kids, etc. There are multiple routes you can take to get where you are going which is helpful when there is construction. Sussex Hamilton High School is an excellent school. However, there is very little to do in Sussex besides go out and eat and there are far too many trains that pass through, which makes it frustrating when the trains make you late.
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A growing suburban community featuring beautiful scenery and a caring, close knit demographic. The Village is currently expanding and modernizing it's features to support the influx of citizens. Recently, they built a new Civic Center and town hall, and are also adding in more housing and strip malls right off of main street. In my personal experience working on main street, I've meet many wonderful people who care about the well-being of the community and it's members. There isn't much in the town in regards to night life; however, if you are looking to raise your family in a safe and supportive town, Sussex is right for you.
Rated one of the best places in Wisconsin to raise children. Tons of parks, outdoor activities such as disk golfing, bug line trail for bike riding or walking, and a beautiful library along with a brand new civic center.