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Overview

Introduction to Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area with. Appleton’s population is approximately 70,087.

Appleton History

Appleton was first settled in 1847, and incorporated as a village in 1853. The community was reincorporated as a city in the year 1857. The first resident in the area was John F. Johnston. It is home to Lawrence University, which was established by Amos A. Lawrence.

Appleton and nearby Attractions

  • National Railroad Museum
  • Plamann County Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • EAA Air Adventure Museum
  • White Pillars Museum

Things To Do In Appleton

While in Appleton, one can visit museums like the Oneida Nation Museum, Fox Cities Children’s Museum and the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum. Parks in the area include the Plamann County Park, the High Cliff State Park and the Heritage Hill State Park. The Northgate Shopping Center and the Valley Fair Shopping Center are the popular shopping destinations in the area. The city also hosts festivals like the Greek/Serbian Festival every June and the Fall Harvest Festival every October.

Appleton Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Appleton Higher Education

The local institutions of higher education include Lawrence University, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, Lakeland College and Saint Norbert College.

People

Total Population 73,118
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 38,008
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,465

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,552
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $137,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Appleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Metro Area Appleton - Oshkosh - Neenah
Standard Zip Codes 54911, 54913, 54914, 54915
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54912
Company Zip Codes 54919
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.261
Longitude -88.415

Appleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station APPLETON
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Station NEW LONDON
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
Station CLINTONVILLE
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Appleton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Grand Chute (54911, 54912, 54913, 54914, 54915)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Combined Locks 3,444 $67,304
Kaukauna 15,720 $67,069
Kimberly 6,646 $60,125
Little Chute 10,641 $67,301
Menasha 17,546 $61,440
Neenah 25,781 $66,765

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Appleton Hospitals

APPLETON MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1818 N MEADE ST
(920) 731-4101
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ELIZABETH HSPTL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1506 S ONEIDA ST
(920) 738-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Appleton High Schools

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NORTH HI
5000 N BALLARD RD
920-832-4300
Serves 1,775 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

WEST HI
610 N BADGER AVE
920-832-6219
Serves 1,517 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

EAST HI
2121 EMMERS DR
920-832-6212
Serves 1,498 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

RENAISSANCE SCH
610 N BADGER AVE
920-832-6219
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 38.6

APPLETON CENTRAL ALT SCH
120 E HARRIS ST
920-832-6136
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

VALLEY NEW SCHOOL
10 COLLEGE AVE
920-832-6142
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

TESLA ENGINEERING CHARTER SCH
2121 EMMERS DR
920-833-6210
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

APPLETON ESCHOOL
2121 EMMERS DR
920-832-6212
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 40

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Historic Appleton

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Appleton (Lawrence University) between 1880 and 1899

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Appleton (Lawrence University) between 1880 and 1899

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Appleton (mills from across river) between 1880 and 1899

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