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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Whitefish Bay is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Whitefish Bay a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Whitefish Bay has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Whitefish Bay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Whitefish Bay is a pretty powerful place. 73.76% of the adults in Whitefish Bay have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.