Sun Prairie 88 Exceptional
Sun Prairie Livability #14 ranked city in Wisconsin#557 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Sun Prairie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Sun Prairie Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Wisconsin
Sun Prairie
1077% more expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sun Prairie cost of living
A- Sun Prairie Crime Total crime is 13% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
2,10518% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4818% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
22%Year over year crime is up
Sun Prairie crime
C+ Sun Prairie Employment Household income is 19% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$65,20318% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3732% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%35% lower than the US average
Sun Prairie employment
A Sun Prairie Housing Home value is 23% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$206,20012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9763% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Sun Prairie real estate or Sun Prairie rentals
B- Sun Prairie Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%8% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:113% lower than the US average
Sun Prairie K-12 schools
A+ Sun Prairie User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Sun Prairie
Overall user rating
87% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
95% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Sun Prairie, WI

      Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is a moderately-sized city with a population of 31,721 residents. At 84%, the majority of the Sun Prairie population is White; this is followed by 7% Black and 5% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Sun Prairie might be a good fit as 76% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 53% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. With useful information like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Sun Prairie and in the areas around Sun Prairie is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 80/100, Sun Prairie is ranked #1,584 in the United States and #18 in Wisconsin. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Sun Prairie could be a great choice! The cherry on top is that Sun Prairie also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Sun Prairie ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (B-) and housing (A). On a more negative note, Sun Prairie does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (D) and weather (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Sun Prairie 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.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Sun 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.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Sun Prairie can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Assuming that Sun Prairie meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Sun Prairie. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Sun Prairie are simply unattainable. The median home price for Sun Prairie homes is $206,200, which is 23.5% higher than the Wisconsin average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sun Prairie, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 3.2% higher than the Wisconsin average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Sun Prairie were 4.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.6%.

      Sun Prairie transportation information

      StatisticSun PrairieWisconsinNational
      Average one way commute20min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.4%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%1.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%3.3%2.8%
      Working from home4.3%4.2%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)8354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)22711

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      Source: The Sun Prairie, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).