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B Mequon Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Mequon Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% higher than Wisconsin
12222% more expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mequon cost of living
A+ Mequon Crime Total crime is 60% lower than Wisconsin
Total crime
86269% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11769% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
29%Year over year crime is up
Mequon crime
A+ Mequon Employment Household income is 92% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$104,69189% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$64,296116% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%64% lower than the US average
Mequon employment
F Mequon Housing Home value is 112% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$354,30092% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,32039% higher than the US average
Home ownership
86%35% higher than the US average
Mequon real estate or Mequon rentals
A+ Mequon Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
73%49% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Mequon K-12 schools or Mequon colleges

Living in Mequon, WI

Located in the state of Wisconsin, Mequon is a moderately-sized city with a population of 23,663 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Mequon is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Mequon is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 49, which is well beyond the United States median age average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 90% of the population considered married and 61% with kids under the age of 18, Mequon could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in Mequon can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Wisconsin, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Mequon, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, weather, education, housing and more.

Mequon, WI receives 75 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #105 in Wisconsin and #4,929 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Mequon ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Mequon ranks very well for amenities (B), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). There are some categories that Mequon does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F), weather (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Mequon, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Mequon has a violent crime rate of 45 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Mequon have a test score average of 73%, which is well above the US average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Mequon is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Mequon come in at $354,300, which is 112.2% higher than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mequon, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 9.7% higher than the Wisconsin average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Mequon area were 3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.1%.

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Compare Mequon, WI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mequon, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haymarket, Milwaukee8312.3535
Mount Mary, Milwaukee839.71,955
Mill Valley, Milwaukee795.5899
Lake Park, Milwaukee7812.80
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Honey Creek Parkway, Milwaukee7812.5825
Marquette, Milwaukee7812.81,966
Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee7813.81,052
Hawthorne Glen, Milwaukee7711.6254

Best Cities Near Mequon, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pewaukee village, WI8415.48,225
Cedarburg, WI83611,516
Whitefish Bay, WI82914,088
Greendale, WI8218.914,303
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fox Point, WI826.86,695
Grafton, WI828.111,563
Port Washington, WI8113.611,531
Elm Grove, WI81126,085

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A wonderful place to live.

Mequon is a wonderful place to live. Safe. People are friendly. Not congested. Open air feeling. Outstanding schools. Superior grocery stores. Best quality of life. Easy to drive around. No stress. Great housing. Good diversity but everyone is educated and professional. No strife.
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Mequon, A Certified Crime Prevention Community

Knowingly moving into a dangerous neighborhood can be one of the worst mistakes that a person can make. Not only are good citizens at risk everyday all over the world, but many are unaware of trouble lurking in their own backyard. Mequon eliminates this fear by going straight to the root.

This is one of the most well funded police departments in the state, hands down. The ability to keep crime so low, while people have been happier than ever is beyond me. I do feel as though Mequon has some of the best areas along 167. You can find many methods of transportation, but my favorite has got to be riding the bus.

Technically you can't end a good review without a summary, so here goes. This town is safe, committed to growth, and education has always been a high priorities for those in charge as well as residents. A tight knit community that is safe, you can't beat that in today's world.
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Source: The Mequon, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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