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Menomonee Falls, WI Village of Menomenee Falls

28. Menomonee Falls, WI

Updated: Jun 02, 2014 2:50 PM UTC | Originally published: May 30, 2014

Top 50 rank: 28

Population: 35,974

Menomonee Falls is home to several large employers, including the headquarters of retailer Kohl's and a Harley-Davidson factory. The city also offers easy access to opportunities in Milwaukee, just 20 miles away.

Menomonee Falls is also known as a good place to buy a starter house: Median home sales prices hover around $200,000. --H.L.

Menomonee Falls, WI

Town stats

Median family income (per year)$86,491
Job growth % (2010-2012)2.14%
Median home price (2012)$174,500
Reading test scores (% above/below average)14.3%
Math test scores (% above/below average)18.1%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)0
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)13

Financials

Median family income (per year)$86,491
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted)$85,720
Sales tax5.10%
State income tax rate (highest bracket)7.75%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket)4.60%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state)$1,486
Job growth % (2010-2012)2.14%

Housing

Median home price (2012)$174,500
Average property taxes14.3%

Education

Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles)21
Reading test scores (% above/below state average)14.3%
Test scores math (% above/below average)18.1%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits)77.5/22.5

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good)73.8%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)0
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)13
Median commute time (in minutes)18.6
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer5.0%
% population walk or bike to work1.1%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles)26
Restaurants (within 15 miles)2,307
Bars (within 15 miles)676
Public golf courses (within 30 miles)121
Libraries (within 15 miles)50
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles)2
Ski resorts (within 100 miles)N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts)0.4

Weather

Annual rainfall (inches)34.81
% clear days in the area52%
High temp in July ° F80.2°
Low temp in Jan ° F8.1°

Meet the neighbors

Median age42.8
Completed at least some college (% of residents)62.8%
Married %59.9%
Divorced %8.2%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)36.0