Kimberly, Wisconsin

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Kimberly, Wisconsin

Introduction to Kimberly, Wisconsin

Kimberly, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 3 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin and 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village is located in the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area. Kimberly has a population of 6,146.

Kimberly History

Kimberley was established in 1889. It was named in honor of John A. Kimberly, one of Kimberly-Clark’s cofounders. The Kimberly Clark Company founded a pulp and paper mill in the area in 1889. Outagamie County was established in 1850. The name of the county is derived from an Anishinaabe term meaning "dwellers on either shore."

Kimberly and nearby Attractions

  • National Railroad Museum
  • High Cliff State Park
  • Oneida Nation Museum
  • Plamann County Park
  • White Pillars Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park

Things To Do In Kimberly

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Reid Municipal Golf Course, the North Shore Golf Club and the High Cliff Golf Course. Local museums include the Hazelwood Historic House Museum, the Neville Public Museum of Brown County and the Houdini Historical Center. Paperfest is the annual festival celebrated by the community.

Kimberly Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Kimberly Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Saint Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Lakeland College.

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High Points

Kimberly strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Kimberly Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Kimberly Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Kimberly Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Kimberly, Wisconsin

Comparing Kimberly to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Kimberly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Metro Area Appleton - Oshkosh - Neenah
Standard Zip Codes 54136
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.272
Longitude -88.338

Kimberly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 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
Distance 19 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
Distance 19.5 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
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Kimberly Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,146 100%
Male 3,019 49.1%
Female 3,127 50.9%
Under 18 1,588 25.8%
18+ 4,558 74.2%
65+ 921 15%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 5,995 97.5%
African-American 16 0.3%
Asian 51 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 44 0.7%
Other 10 0.2%
Mixed Race 30 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 0.7%

Estimated Kimberly Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,230
Growth 84
Growth % 1.4%

Kimberly Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.3%
Dutch 25.7%
US/American 6.6%
Irish 5.4%
Polish 4.2%
Norwegian 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
French Canadian 1.9%
English 1.8%
Czech 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Finnish 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Belgian 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kimberly 6,146 $54,692
Appleton 70,087 $57,097
Combined Locks 2,422 $56,131
Kaukauna 12,983 $50,187
Little Chute 10,476 $57,090
Menasha 16,331 $47,401
Sherwood 1,550 $67,303

Kimberly Public Libraries

Kimberly--little Chute Public Library
Kimberly, Wisconsin
(920) 788-7515

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Student/teacher ratio: 16

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