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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Whitefish Bay is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 14,099. Whitefish Bay is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Whitefish Bay offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whitefish Bay there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Whitefish Bay and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Whitefish Bay are highly rated.
About Whitefish Bay...
Population
14,099

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$365,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,238
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Whitefish Bay 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
    14.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,075.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Whitefish Bay

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,069
National
$55,322

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Whitefish Bay Reviews

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The best public and private schools in the state attract families committed to a family-centric lifestyle. Children safely walk to school on tree lined streets. Houses include mansions and modest ranches, all lovingly landscaped. You find 2 parks on Lake Michigan, easy access to bike paths, tennis courts, a new baseball park, unique stores and cafes, and much more. All of these amenities result in high property taxes which everyone proudly complains about!
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I loved growing up in Whitefish Bay! I went to Holy Family (a Catholic school in WFB) for grades K-8, and then attended Whitefish Bay High School. I had amazing experiences at both. The sense of community here is fantastic, and I also love the many beaches and parks that this suburb offers. WFB has beautiful homes and is overall a great place for families to live!
Whitefish Bay is a lovely suburb of Milwaukee with great schools and even better people. It is on the shore of Lake Michigan and has many community activities for the residents. The 4th of July parade, celebration at Klode Park and the fireworks are ideal for any patriotic, fun-loving residents.