Baraboo

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$708
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    17
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    575
  • Theft
    2,584
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,923
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

5 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I came over from Vietnam to Baraboo, WI when I was ten-years-old. It was an entirely different experience for me. At that time, I wasn't able to speak any English; therefore, I was very scared of everything. I thought that I wouldn't be able to live in America, let alone Baraboo, WI. But I was very lucky to have met many people, and they all have helped me to become the person that I am today. The people in Baraboo have welcomed me with open arms and have made me fallen in love with the city and the people. It's so great that I now called Baraboo is my second home and America is my second homeland to Vietnam. I love that fact that I have two homes and two countries. Baraboo is a small town, and it's a great place to live and grow up for anyone.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Baraboo is a beautiful small town with tons of natural beauty. I definitely recommend to visit or raise a family in!
  • Former Resident
  • 2 months ago
There are parts of town with nice housing, but more of the town was average to below average housing.
  • Niche User
  • Oct 26 2014