Best Places to Live in Wisconsin

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What you need to know about Wisconsin

Nicknamed “America's Dairyland,” Wisconsin is known for its agriculture along with industries like manufacturing, paper products, information technology, healthcare and tourism. Outdoor recreation is popular with hikers, skiers and snowmobilers, and water sports are plentiful thanks to Wisconsin being situated on two Great Lakes. Madison, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Kenosha, Appleton and Janesville are among the best places to live in Wisconsin. A well-regarded education system is led by the University of Wisconsin and its 26 campuses.

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Population

5,724,692
Up by 2%
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Housing

Homes Owned 68%
68% Complete
Homes Rented 32%
32% Complete

Median Home Price

$165,900
Higher than the national average
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Best Places to Live in Wisconsin
Picturesque communities include Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire

Featured Cities

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Best Places to Live in Wisconsin
Picturesque communities include Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire
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Median Household Income

$52,738
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 27%
27% Complete
Graduated High School 91%
91% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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