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Wauwatosa
  • Suburb of Milwaukee, WI

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Wauwatosa is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 47,971. 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.

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About Wauwatosa...
Population
47,971

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,116
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Wauwatosa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    45.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    57.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    181.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,425.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade 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
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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