Whitefish Bay, WI
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Whitefish Bay is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 13,950 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Whitefish Bay is the 57th largest community in Wisconsin.

Whitefish Bay home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Whitefish Bay real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Whitefish Bay is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Whitefish Bay is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitefish Bay who work in management occupations (17.71%), sales jobs (11.50%), and teaching (11.24%).

Also of interest is that Whitefish Bay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Whitefish Bay is also a village of artists. Whitefish Bay has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Whitefish Bay’s character.

In addition, Whitefish Bay is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Whitefish Bay is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Whitefish Bay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Whitefish Bay, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Whitefish Bay is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.76% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Whitefish Bay in 2010 was $57,687, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,748 for a family of four.

Whitefish Bay is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Whitefish Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whitefish Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Whitefish Bay include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Whitefish Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.