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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Wales is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 2,558. Wales is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Wales offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wales there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Wales and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wales are highly rated.
About Wales...
Population
2,558

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Wales 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
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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Wales

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,543
National
$55,322
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Wales Reviews

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What I liked about Wales is that there is a downtown and a main area for shopping or hanging out. I really like the park that this town owns since it has a disc golf course in the park. That park also has a big soccer field, four baseball diamonds, and an outdoor basketball court. The number one attraction at this town for me is LeDuc's Frozen Custard. It also has a nice grocery store. Traffic is light most of the time. This town is not too far from Madison or Milwaukee. The downtown of this town is a little too small. It does not even feel like a downtown.
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My overall experience of this area is pretty reasonable. However, there has been a huge drug epidemic that has struck the younger generations around this area and in this area which is causing a lot of silent harm.
I enjoyed growing up in wales because it was a nice safe community, but it is in dire need of more diversity.