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Overview
Population:104,226
Pop. Change:1%
State: Wisconsin
Metro Area: Green Bay Metro Area
County: Brown County
City:Green Bay
Zip Code:54311, 54302, ... 5 total
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Green Bay's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
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Green Bay Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city

Location: Northeastern Wisconsin, at the head of Green Bay

Elevation: 702

Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Small-town atmosphereWinter climate
Professional footballIsolation
Outdoor recreationRecent job weakness

Green Bay is a mostly quiet paper, manufacturing, agriculture, and dairy town with a good labor force and a hardworking character. Quiet—except during the fall when the legendary NFL Green Bay Packers become a local obsession. The duration and success of the Packers in such a small, out-of-the-way market is unequaled in all professional sports. The downtown area is clean and anchored by new convention facilities along the waterfront, spreading south and west with nice city neighborhoods close in and prosperous suburbs especially northwest. There are some grittier areas east of town, and a new casino has arrived on the scene adjacent to the airport. The Packers add to an already-strong community spirit; residents are proud to be from Green Bay and don’t bristle at the term “cheesehead” one bit. Aside from football, Green Bay residents enjoy a traditional small-town way of life with ample nearby recreation, including the offerings of Door Peninsula (the “thumb” of Wisconsin), a New England–like area of farms, small towns, and islands. There are considerable recreational areas to the north and west. The area has a complement of local museums and a few performing arts activities. Cost of living is moderate but employment prospects have faded a bit recently. Access to other amenities and services means a long trek to Milwaukee or Chicago. Recent employment weakness hurt the ranking; the area is better than the numbers look for hardier souls who can endure the winters and economic cycles.

The city is in the Fox River Valley, where the river empties into the bay, surrounded by slightly higher ground and mostly wooded terrain. The Fox River is one of the largest northward flowing rivers in the United States. The climate is continental, modified by surrounding topography—the bay, nearby Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, and hills. Skies are frequently cloudy, causing further temperature moderation. Most precipitation normally falls from May through September as thunderstorms. Winter snowfall is less than in nearby communities where the ground is slightly higher. Bitter cold periods occur, but they are shorter than those of other inland.

Interesting Facts about Green_Bay, Wisconsin

As of 2014, Green Bay's population is 104,226 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.90 percent.

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The median home cost in Green Bay is $106,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.50 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Green Bay's cost of living is 12.20% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Green Bay public schools spend $11,961 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Green Bay.

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The unemployment rate in Green Bay is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Green Bay jobs have Increased by 0.66 percent.


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Ranked #18 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Mid-Size Cities)
Ranked #73 Best Green Cities
Ranked #108 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Green_Bay

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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Green Bay's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes