Introduction to De Pere, Wisconsin

De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown county, is 5 miles SW of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 97 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Green Bay metropolitan statistical area. About 20,559 people live in De Pere.

De Pere History

Pere Claude-Jean Allouez established the St. Francis Xavier Mission in 1671 on the area now known as De Pere. De Pere was officially incorporated in 1857.

De Pere and nearby Attractions

  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County
  • Plamann County Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • High Cliff State Park
  • National Railroad Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park

Things To Do In De Pere

While in De Pere, one can visit parks like the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park, Legion Park and the Brown County Fair Grounds. Those hoping to learn more about the area’s history may enjoy a visit to the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, the Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center the Hazelwood Historic House Museum or the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum. Churches in the area include Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Saint Francis Xavier’s Roman Catholic Church and Saint John’s Lutheran Church. Local festivals include Celebrate De Pere, which is held every May, and Brown County Fair, held every August.

De Pere Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

De Pere Higher Education

Saint Norbert College is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Concordia University-Wisconsin.


Total Population 24,366
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,708
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $41,644
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,947
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,384


Median Family Income $76,101
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $168,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 11.8%

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

De Pere Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Brown
Metro Area Green Bay
Standard Zip Codes 54115
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.448
Longitude -88.06

De Pere Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Distance 20.5 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
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 48 F
Jul Temp 60 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 55 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allouez 13,947 $78,351
Ashwaubenon 17,082 $70,631
Denmark 2,080 $62,833
Green Bay 104,847 $53,621
Howard 18,668 $68,828

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

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De Pere High Schools

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Serves 1,027 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 694 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

A Special Education School
Serves 159 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.1

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De Pere (view across river) c1898.

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De Pere (view across river) c1898.

De Pere (view across river) c1898.

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