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  2. Crime & Safety
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Wauwatosa is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 47,687. Wauwatosa is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Wauwatosa offers residents a 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
47,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
    45.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    358.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,939.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 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
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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Wauwatosa Reviews

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I have lived in Wauwatosa for 3.5 weeks now. The neighbors in my small area are very friendly. I love how this part of Milwaukee has kept up their curb appeal. The old houses are beautiful and make for a beautiful walk of 'sightseeing' around the town. For runners, dog walker and all alike, I simply would like to see sidewalks on the roads that do not have them. Wauwatosa seems to be a very safe, family friendly place. It is clean and has plenty of recreational areas to enjoy. I love the parks, kids playing, dog friendly streets with grass and trees. The area is beautiful, and I can only imagine the beauty that comes this fall!
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Wauwatosa is the perfect town to live and raise a family. The schools, restaurants and parks are within walking distance and there is an abundance of them. The town has a lot of charm with Victorian style homes dating back to the 1700's. Overall its a really nice town, super safe, and perfect for new families. The only downsize is that the town is expanding and becoming a hot spot for people to flock to so the cost of homes are raising, so if you're planning on moving here do it fast!
We love living in Tosa. Very dog friendly neighborhood. Also like being able to walk to restaurants, coffee shops and the parks!