Waukesha ranks as best city to live in Wisconsin, 36th best in country

Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 10:58:07-04

WAUKESHA – The City of Waukesha was rated most liveable city in Wisconsin and the 36th best city to live in the United States, according to website 24/7

In an article published Monday, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on roughly 590 U.S. cities with populations of more than 65,000 to identify the 50 best American cities to Live In.  24/7 collected and analyzed data in nine major categories: crime, demography, economy.

•    Population: 72,358
•    Median home value: $196,100
•    Poverty rate: 12.7% (bottom 25%)
•    Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 34.9%

24/7 Wall St's report shows residents in Waukesha have access to higher concentrations of restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and movie theaters than is typical nationwide.

Though the median household income in Waukesha of at $56,808 is roughly in line with that of the nation as whole, poverty is slightly less common in the area. Only 12.7% of residents live below the poverty line compared to 14.0% of Americans.

The study also found Waukesha is also relatively safe. There were only 127 violent crimes in Waukesha in 2016 for every 100,000 people, a third of the comparable U.S. crime rate.

24/7 Wall’s Top 10 Cities to Live In:
1.    Carmel, IN 
2.    Centennial, CO
3.    Arvada, CO
4.    Johns Creek, GA
5.    Highlands Ranch, CO
6.    Dale City, VA
7.    Naperville, IL
8.    Fallon, MO
9.    Columbia, MD
10.  Raleigh, NC

To view 24/7 WallSt's complete report, click here.