Livability Awards

A+ Pleasant Prairie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Pleasant Prairie Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Wisconsin
Pleasant Prairie
100same as the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pleasant Prairie cost of living
A- Pleasant Prairie Crime Total crime is 10% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
2,03721% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5021% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Pleasant Prairie crime
C Pleasant Prairie Employment Household income is 36% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$74,30734% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,60519% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% higher than the US average
Pleasant Prairie employment
A- Pleasant Prairie Housing Home value is 22% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$204,00010% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0359% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%27% higher than the US average
Pleasant Prairie real estate or Pleasant Prairie rentals
B+ Pleasant Prairie Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:1equal to the US average
Pleasant Prairie K-12 schools

Living in Pleasant Prairie, WI

Located in the state of Wisconsin, Pleasant Prairie is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,395 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Pleasant Prairie is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Pleasant Prairie might be a good fit as 85% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 59% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. To help you find the best places to live in and around Pleasant Prairie, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education and more.

Pleasant Prairie, WI receives 81/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #8 in Wisconsin and #1,234 in the USA. This is a great score, as Pleasant Prairie ranks well in multiple categories! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Pleasant Prairie ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (B+) and housing (A-). On a less positive note, Pleasant Prairie does not have favorable scores for the following: weather (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

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

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Pleasant Prairie gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 120 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Pleasant Prairie has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Pleasant Prairie is real estate affordability. The median home price for Pleasant Prairie homes is $204,000, which is 22.2% higher than the Wisconsin average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pleasant Prairie, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 9.7% lower than the Wisconsin average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Pleasant Prairie will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Pleasant Prairie, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.3%.

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Compare Pleasant Prairie, WI Livability To Other Cities

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I just want to move already

It is a very boring town, they are currently working on building it up, so traffic is getting worse. To be blunt, my neighbors are a bunch of dicks and none of them know how to drive safely in a neighborhood. I went to high school here and the education I got was not great and a majority of the students were off the drugs in school! School threats every week, too! What the hell. There is some decent shopping but it isn't great, gets old. I travel to Illinois to shop. I can say that it is safe, I'm not worried for my life lol. Every day though, I don't have much to do though because there is nothing to do around here but go out and eat. My biggest problem is the shitty weather and the nasty attitudes that a majority everyone have.
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A village like no other!

Found in Kenosha County, the village is sandwiched between Chicago and Milwaukee. Living in Pleasant Prairie is fun as it acts as an escape from the hustle and bustle of major cities.
With a sparse population, the village has only four neighborhoods including Rani, Tobin, Dexter’s Corner and Carol Beach. The village provides several amenities including grocery stores, shopping areas, entertainment outlets, fitness areas, and several schools including higher learning institutions. The best areas in Pleasant Prairie are; several parks such as Prairie Springs Park, Carol Beach Park, Lake Michigan park among others. The RecPlex, found inside one of the parks, Prairie Springs Park to be precise, has a large swimming pool and a water park. It also acts as a fitness and well-being center. Community gatherings are held here.
I have lived here for quite some time and find the village suitable for both low-income earners and the well off. In terms of security, the place is excellent with almost zero alarming security reports.
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Source: The Pleasant Prairie, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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