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A+ West Allis Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- West Allis Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Wisconsin
West Allis
928% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Allis cost of living
D+ West Allis Crime Total crime is 76% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
3,74636% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2736% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
West Allis crime
D+ West Allis Employment Household income is 15% lower than Wisconsin
Median household income
$46,52416% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,18312% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
West Allis employment
D+ West Allis Housing Home value is 16% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$140,20024% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77918% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
West Allis real estate or West Allis rentals
D- West Allis Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
86%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
West Allis K-12 schools

Living in West Allis, WI

West Allis, Wisconsin is a mid-sized city with a population of 60,543 people. In West Allis, there are 5,319 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (87% White). Given that fact, West Allis could be considered less diverse than other cities.

Are you trying to figure out if living in West Allis is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Wisconsin, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around West Allis, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and more.

West Allis, WI receives 69 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #343 in Wisconsin and #11,749 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, West Allis has received high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). There are some categories that West Allis does not rank well for, including: crime (D), weather (D-) and education (D-). 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 West Allis, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

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 West Allis is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in West Allis come in at $140,200, which is 16% lower than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In West Allis, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 3.2% lower 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 West Allis were 5.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.2%.

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Compare West Allis, WI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Allis, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haymarket, Milwaukee836.4535
Green Moor, Milwaukee833.1510
College Heights, Milwaukee837.4886
Mount Mary, Milwaukee834.51,955
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fernwood, Milwaukee827.82,709
Mill Valley, Milwaukee799.4899
Wedgewood, Milwaukee792.41,774
Red Oak Heights, Milwaukee792.81,086

Best Cities Near West Allis, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pewaukee village, WI8411.68,225
Cedarburg, WI8320.211,516
Whitefish Bay, WI829.814,088
Greendale, WI824.914,303
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fox Point, WI8212.36,695
Grafton, WI822211,563
Port Washington, WI8127.111,531
Elm Grove, WI8146,085

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Clownin' Around In West Allis, WI

If you are an avid fan of clowns you will be sure to have a great time in West Allis. But if you want a little more excitement West Allis is probably not the best place for you to visit. I went to the International Clown Hall Of Fame and I was enticed to giggle. Although it is quite interesting, I have to ask myself if they are taking it a little too seriously.

West Allis is a very small city with very friendly people. You feel like you are right at home which is always nice because you never want to feel like the tourist. If you ask the locals a question about directions they are very eager to answer and help you in any way possible.

There is not much of a chance to go to any nite clubs or to enjoy a nightlife but there are a few bars and lounges. I was looking for a little bit of excitement but all I found was a quiet evening at home. This was something I could have actually done at my own home. I stayed at a small bed and breakfast and dined at some restraunts that offered home cooked meals. I was not very impressed with my experience in West Allis.
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Source: The West Allis, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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