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A+ Green Bay Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Green Bay Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Wisconsin
Green Bay
8713% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Green Bay cost of living
D Green Bay Crime Total crime is 18% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
2,5119% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 409% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Green Bay crime
D Green Bay Employment Household income is 20% lower than Wisconsin
Median household income
$43,47321% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,05219% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Green Bay employment
C- Green Bay Housing Home value is 25% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$125,10032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66730% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Green Bay real estate or Green Bay rentals
F Green Bay Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%26% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Green Bay K-12 schools or Green Bay colleges

Living in Green Bay, WI

Green Bay is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. The city has a population of 104,951 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (79% White). Given that fact, Green Bay could be considered less diverse than other cities. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Green Bay is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 19 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The best areas in Green Bay and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Wisconsin and national averages.

With a livability score of 68 out of 100, Green Bay is ranked #13,740 in the United States and #411 in Wisconsin. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Green Bay has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). Regrettably for Green Bay, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (D), weather (F), education (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Green Bay has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Lambeau Field, Bay Beach Amusement Park, and Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

Assuming that Green Bay meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Green Bay. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Green Bay are simply unattainable. The median home price for Green Bay homes is $125,100, which is 25.1% lower than the Wisconsin average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Green Bay, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 6.5% lower than the Wisconsin average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Green Bay area were 6.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.7%. 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.

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BEWARE! Green Bay Wisconsin Is The Worst City To Live In

WARNING! Stay Out Of Green Bay, Wisconsin!!!Slum Lord Land- Police Will Submit Eviction For Repeated Calls Reporting Ill Bread Neighbors Or Illegal Activity. ((they say your bothering themNot Welcoming At All For People Of Color. The Hispanics Are Totally Trashing The Town, And No One City, Building Inspectors Etc. Give A Damn.I Call It A City Where Anything And Everything Ass Backwards Goes ... Myself and child were forced to live in the nastiest place due to the NASTIEST PEOPLE Who Attacked Us For Complaining of there Ill Bread Behavior! The Landlords and People of town are MONEY HUNGRY!!!! I mean like a Starving Rats After A Piece Of Cheese- Money Before People Should Be There Moto... We Escaped To A Better State After enduring the worst 8 months I have lived to see.. My Child learned Racism and hate from adults, not at home, but from walking down the streets of Green Bay ... Thank You Jesus We Made It Out!!!You've Been Warned, Stay Away! This Is The Worst City To Visit! To Live In! Again I Wish I could Submit Pics To Let the World Know What Goes On Here
  • 0 -7
If you don't have kids and aren't old not good

I have lived in the area for over ten years and yes it is kid friendly but only kid friendly. The people are very snobby and will treat you like your doing something wrong . If you don't have kids and are young you will constantly hear " there's A teen up too something " even if your 30. The rent is $700 and up and the regular degree less jobs consist of fast food or factories and with the very high Mexican minority factor they get the jobs first because they know everyone. They cater to children and Mexicans here . The white people who live here bought there house is the sixties and like it because they're retired. All of the outings are very expensive and the only peoplet who base judgment on the stadium is visitors who can afford a game . Between being jobless a lot and winter expenses you won't be going out much. The whole city is completely unwAlkable and the buses don't cover much of it . It is not bike friendly at all unless you can afford a five hundred thousand dollar home . You could live in a similar slum apartment in other parts of the country for a lot less and better weather .
  • 3 -6
Green Bay, WI - Beautiful, Nature Filled Surroundings

Although I traveled to Green Bay to watch the Packers play football, I realized this city has so much more to offer. We were only in town for two days and were not able to see most of the area or attractions, but were amazed at what we did see. First, the Green Bay Packers' stadium, Lambeau Field is a great football experience. The Hall of Fame is at Lamabeau field is also a must see. The Walk of Legends, a one-mile stretch with 24 statues representing the Packers' history, is also great for football fans.

The rest of the city offers something fun for everyone. The Wellington Restaurant and Caffe Mario are wonderful places to dine. Both offer great food and a comfortable ambiance. We were able to visit the Green Bay Botanical Garden, which was more beautiful than any other place in the city, and Captain's Walk Winery. On the next visit to Green Bay we hope to visit the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, a 700-acre wildlife refuge that features trails and live animal exhibits. Although we had hoped to stay at Cambria Suites, which is within walking distance of Lambeau Field, they were fully booked, so we enjoyed our night at the Residence Inn by Marriott.
  • 4 -2
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Source: The Green Bay, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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