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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A-
Wauwatosa is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 47,882. Wauwatosa is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Wauwatosa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wauwatosa there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wauwatosa and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wauwatosa are highly rated.
About Wauwatosa...
Population
47,882

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,071
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Wauwatosa 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
    24.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    253.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,075.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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This place is a great to live in! It is a little expensive but worth it. Super friendly people and nice housing. If you like local restaurants and places to hangout with friends, this is the place. The Village of Wauwatosa is a very upcoming place and has many exciting things to do. Personal, I love to go to the Farmer's Market in the village in the summer. So many Milwaukee businesses come and bring fresh produce there too. It's a great place to meet neighbors and enjoy yourself! Also Eastern Tosa on North Avenue has many new small businesses that are exciting to go to.
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The best place to live in Wisconsin. Historical architecture, great green spaces and awesome schools. Not to mention, 15 minutes from everywhere!
There is so much to do in Wauwatosa during all seasons. From the Christmas train performance to Tosa fest, it is for all ages! New Unique restaurants keep coming to Tosa so it gives you so many options for dining out. There is a great sense of community that allows you to raise your family without fears.