South Milwaukee

Population: 21,197Median home value: $154,300Find homes for sale 70 Ranks better than 64% of areas

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A+ South Milwaukee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ South Milwaukee Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Wisconsin
South Milwaukee
946% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
South Milwaukee cost of living
B South Milwaukee Crime Total crime is 6% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
2,25818% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4518% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
South Milwaukee crime
D+ South Milwaukee Employment Household income is 4% lower than Wisconsin
Median household income
$52,4185% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,97313% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
South Milwaukee employment
D- South Milwaukee Housing Home value is 8% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$154,30016% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77418% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
South Milwaukee real estate
D- South Milwaukee Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
South Milwaukee K-12 schools

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Compare South Milwaukee, WI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around South Milwaukee, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Green Moor, Milwaukee837.7510
Mount Mary, Milwaukee83141,955
College Heights, Milwaukee823.8886
Fernwood, Milwaukee8252,709
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wedgewood, Milwaukee798.41,774
Red Oak Heights, Milwaukee798.21,086
River Bend, Milwaukee798.71,402
Fairview, Milwaukee798.73,930

Best Cities Near South Milwaukee, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fox Point, WI8317.16,695
Cedarburg, WI8327.411,516
Whitefish Bay, WI831414,088
Pewaukee village, WI82228,225
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Port Washington, WI8232.611,531
Pistakee Highlands, IL8139.43,263
Pleasant Prairie, WI8125.120,395
Grafton, WI8128.511,563

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Close to the city and right on the lake!

South Milwaukee, as the name implies, is a suburb located just south of Milwaukee. It has many walkways and paths throughout it's parks that attempt to promote a healthier lifestyle. The city is also located right on Lake Michigan which means swimming is an option for those looking to cool down during the hot and humid summer months.

As for the community itself, it is mostly average. Like many suburbs of Milwaukee, it has its good and bad parts. In recent years, the city has seen an increase in petty crime. With that being said, this kind of criminal activity is in more isolated parts of South Milwaukee and is usually not a problem for most residents. The police are tackling this issue as best as they can and they keep the people of South Milwaukee informed of anything that they need to know to stay safe.

Overall, South Milwaukee is a decent place to live. Some neighborhoods are excellent for raising a family, however, if you're looking for an even safer option and want to avoid city traffic and slowly declining public schools, you'd be better off taking your family elsewhere.
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Source: The South Milwaukee, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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