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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
West Allis is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 60,546. West Allis is in Milwaukee County. Living in West Allis offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Allis there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Allis and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Allis are above average.
About West Allis...
Population
60,546

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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West Allis Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    136.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    539.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,558.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in West Allis

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,669
National
$55,322
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West Allis is a lovely place for those who seek to settle in comfort and peace. It conveniently has nearby gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, hardware stores, and banks. The parks nearby are vast in space and quite delightful during the summer. Families usually spend their summer picnics at McCarty Park, since it is quite convenient. It is moderately diverse and yet if you happen to see some people pass by, you will be usually greeted with jovial demeanor. The schools nearby are average and most of them are quite diverse and tend to be academic. Students feel safe when they walk between their home and their schools. If buying a house is not an option, then alternate to renting an apartment or townhouse. Road construction is frequent and is often regulated to improve poor road conditions.
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It is going down fast, Especially east of 84th st and south of Greenfield. Police are spending time taking radar instead of law enforcement. 60th S of Main st especially Burnham St used to be safe during daylight hours. The actual downtown is safe during the day. Cops will dispatch five patrol cars to attempt and conduct warrantless searches. If you are DWB always 3 squads. Burnham Street at 60th is terrible intersection. Much property crime in this area. Too many drunks wandering down busy street. Police too busy taking radar at 60th an Arthur rather than crime fighting.
I love West Allis. It's an exciting place to live in. There is a homely vibe to it, and there's never a dull moment. In the summer, West Allis hosts the annual Wisconsin State Fair, and in the winter, it has many Christmas-y places to explore. The only thing I want West Allis to change is it's education system. Milwaukee county has a failing school system, and West Allis is no exception. I hope that in the future, teachers and students alike will be driven to change it.