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A+ West Bend Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C West Bend Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Wisconsin
West Bend
964% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Bend cost of living
B+ West Bend Crime Total crime is 20% higher than Wisconsin
Total crime
2,5617% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 407% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
West Bend crime
C West Bend Employment Household income is 3% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$56,0031% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,9473% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
West Bend employment
C West Bend Housing Home value is 2% lower than Wisconsin
Median home value
$163,80011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79716% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
West Bend real estate or West Bend rentals
C West Bend Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%1% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
West Bend K-12 schools

Living in West Bend, WI

West Bend is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. The city has a population of 31,661 people. The majority of West Bend residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. 80% of the people in West Bend (over the age of 15) are married and 56% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to figure out if living in West Bend is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Wisconsin, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in West Bend and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Wisconsin and national averages.

Using data and statistics West Bend has received a livability score of 76 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 84th percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in West Bend could be a great choice! If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that West Bend ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B+). There are some categories that West Bend scores poorly for, including: weather (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in West Bend, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Museum of Wisconsin Art, Shalom Wildlife, and Kettle Moraine Ice Center.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. West Bend gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 160 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Assuming that West Bend meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in West Bend. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in West Bend are simply unattainable. The median home price for West Bend homes is $163,800, which is 1.9% lower than the Wisconsin average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Bend, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 6.5% lower 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 West Bend area were 7.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.8%.

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Compare West Bend, WI Livability To Other Cities

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A lot to Offer in West Bend, WI

Living in West Bend, WI has a lot of benefits including good schools, diversity, low crime, and accessibility to a bigger city. We are close to the city of Milwaukee, but we still maintain a country small town feel. We have a lot of locally owned shops including a farmers market, different carnivals at Regners Park and a lot of shopping.

The best thing about West Bend is the schools. There are a lot of school activities that keep my children and me busy. The teachers and schools have always been welcoming and accommodating.

The nightlife is non-existent here, but Milwaukee has many places that might appeal to those that prefer the nightlife. There are many restaurants to choose from including some locally owned and chain restaurants. The Grasshopper restaurant is one of my favorites because of the atmosphere and the tasty offerings. I also love taking a late night trip to Jumbo's Frozen Custard whenever I'm craving a butter pecan special sundae.
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Source: The West Bend, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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