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Overview

Introduction to Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Kaukauna, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 7 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin and 87 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan statistical area. About 12,983 people live in Kaukauna.

Kaukauna History

The city now known as Kaukauna was known as "The Lion on the Fox" during the 1880s. The city was officially incorporated in 1885. Charles A. Grignon was given Wisconsin’s first land deed and then built a mansion on the northern side of Kaukauna, which now operates as a museum of the Outagamie County Historical Society. The Fox River divides the city into the South Side and the North Side. The name of the community is derived from an Indian word, translated as "crow nestling place" or "long portage."

Kaukauna and nearby Attractions

  • Plamann County Park
  • Oneida Nation Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Fox Cities Children’s Museum
  • High Cliff State Park
  • National Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Kaukauna

Local parks include La Follette Park, White City Park, Grignon Park and Horseshoe Park. The White Pillars Museum, the Neville Public Museum of Brown County and the Hazelwood Historic House Museum provide insights into the area’s history. Local churches include Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, the Immanuel United Church of Christ and the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Irish Waters Golf Club, the North Shore Golf Club and the High Cliff Golf Course are all in the area as well.

Kaukauna Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.

Kaukauna Higher Education

Students in the area can pursue higher education at Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

People

Total Population 15,720
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,829
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 53.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,069
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $759
Median House Value $138,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 10.2%

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

Kaukauna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Metro Area Appleton - Oshkosh - Neenah
Standard Zip Codes 54130
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54131
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.278
Longitude -88.271

Kaukauna 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 5.1 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 CHILTON
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station NEW LONDON
Distance 22.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Freedom (54131)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Appleton 73,118 $70,552
Combined Locks 3,444 $67,304
Kimberly 6,646 $60,125
Little Chute 10,641 $67,301
Sherwood 2,810 $101,579

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

Kaukauna Public Libraries

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Kaukauna Public Library
111 MAIN AVE.
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
(920) 766-6340

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Historic Kaukauna

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Fox River at Kaukauna between 1880 and 1899

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Fox River at Kaukauna between 1880 and 1899

Fox River at Kaukauna c1898.

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