Beaver Dam

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    18
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    427
    575
  • Theft
    2,258
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,840
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

22 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    3
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
We have different restaurants and businesses that seem to pop up every few months or so. Most restaurants and businesses are relatively poorly run and only stay open for a few months. There are definitely decent restaurants and shops that have been around for a long time and have recently started and seem successful to this point. There are options if you want a decent restaurant or local shop, but less than you would expect and many are disappointing.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 16 2015
I moved from Africa to live in Wisconsin. Needless to say that the transition was very shocking but it turned out to be one of the best experiences in my life. I love everybody that I met there and I will never forget them. The people in Wisconsin are very welcome being and helpful, they will always help you find your way.
  • Niche User
  • Sep 18 2015
This community it rather small and quaint. Very homey place, and rather safe. There's not always a lot to do but we have a great amount of nice parks around town and a pretty nice movie theater. We have some nice, usually more am and pa type of bars for those whom are of legal age, and good food for those whom are accompanying the bar goers. I've lived here my entire life and never really felt unsafe in this town. It's a nice small quiet town which I think is a great place to raise children in.
  • Niche User
  • July 10 2014