Algoma

12 reviews
  1. Town in Wisconsin
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$535
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    674
    575
  • Theft
    2,577
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,000
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

12 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    3
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Growing up in a small town had both advantages and disadvantages. I enjoyed all the encouragement that was given from community members. However, there was a lack of diversity. If I could do it again, I would chose to grow up in a bigger town so I had more opportunities for both myself and my family.
  • Niche User
  • Dec 15 2015
There are many shops downtown, and the economy looks like it's starting to pick up more. I am noticing more tourism within the area I have noticed that more businesses are opening in the area. The reason the local business is "okay" is because many people my age don't wish to come to Algoma for the weekend to go shopping. Everyone thinks about going to larger cities, such as Green bay, to do all of their shopping. Business in my area is just for local convenience or tourism.
  • Niche User
  • Nov 13 2014
Crime is very low in Algoma, WI. It is a small town. The only crime I have ever heard about was adolescent children creating mischief somehow.
  • Niche User
  • Dec 15 2015