Fitchburg 71 Excellent
Fitchburg Livability #370 ranked city in Wisconsin#10,650 ranked city in the USARanks better than 63% of areas
C+ Fitchburg Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Fitchburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Wisconsin
11414% more expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fitchburg cost of living
B- Fitchburg Crime Total crime is 10% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
1,98216% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5116% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Fitchburg crime
C+ Fitchburg Employment Household income is 20% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$65,73519% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,66420% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Fitchburg employment
C- Fitchburg Housing Home value is 65% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$276,20050% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8936% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%22% lower than the US average
Fitchburg real estate or Fitchburg rentals
B- Fitchburg Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
55%13% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:124% lower than the US average
Fitchburg K-12 schools
C+ Fitchburg User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Fitchburg
Overall user rating
67% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
64% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Fitchburg, WI

      Located in the state of Wisconsin, Fitchburg is a medium-sized city with a population of 27,254 residents. At 70%, the majority of the Fitchburg population is White; this is followed by 8% Black and 6% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Fitchburg might be a good fit as 80% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Fitchburg is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Wisconsin, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Fitchburg and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, employment and other important metrics.

      Fitchburg, WI receives 70 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #309 in Wisconsin and #10,753 in the USA. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Fitchburg ranks well for crime (B+) and education (B+). Regrettably for Fitchburg, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (D-).

      Fitchburg real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Fitchburg. Median real estate prices in Fitchburg come in at $276,200, which is 65.4% higher than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Fitchburg, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 35.5% higher than the Wisconsin average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fitchburg area were 4.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Fitchburg transportation information

      Average one way commute21min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.6%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.7%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.3%1.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%3.3%2.8%
      Working from home3.9%4.2%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Fitchburg, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).