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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
About Wauwatosa...
Population
47,388

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$978
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    488
    500
  • Theft
    3,094
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    304
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,632
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    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!
Overall, Wauwatosa is a decent area to live in. There is a nice mixture demographic of people there and I am close most of the attractions in Milwaukee. I like that I am close to mayfair mall!