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Waukesha is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 72,412. Waukesha is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Waukesha offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Waukesha there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waukesha and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waukesha are above average.

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About Waukesha...
Population
72,412

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$944
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    45.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    34.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    11
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    105.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    790.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

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