Little Chute, Wisconsin

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Little Chute, Wisconsin

Introduction to Little Chute, Wisconsin

Little Chute, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 5 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin and 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Part of the surrounding Appleton -Oshkosh-Neenah metro area, Little Chute is home to some 10,476 residents.

Little Chute History

Prior to the arrival of the European explorers, it is believed that the area was inhabited by the Oneota Native Americans. The French were the first Europeans to arrive in the area. In 1634, Jean Nicolet reached Fox at the Bay of Green Bay and established a trade post in the area. The area became a part of the Wisconsin Territories in 1836. In 1898, the residents of the area petitioned for the official incorporation of the community as the Village of La Chute. The incorporation was granted in 1899.

Little Chute and nearby Attractions

  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County
  • Plamann County Park
  • Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • High Cliff State Park

Things To Do In Little Chute

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Fox Valley Golf Club and the High Cliff Golf Course. Doyle Park, Dairyland Expeditions, the North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo and Plamann Park are in the area as well. Saint Luke Lutheran Church and Saint John’s Catholic Church are the local churches. Nearby museums include the Hazelwood Historic House Museum, the Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center and the National Railroad Museum. The city hosts the Kermis Dutch Festival every August and the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival every June.

Little Chute Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is located nearby.

Little Chute Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Saint Norbert College, Lakeland College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

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Comparative Profile of Little Chute, Wisconsin

Comparing Little Chute 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 8
Age of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 7
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Little Chute Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 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 54140
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.28
Longitude -88.318

Little Chute Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.2 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 20.3 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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Little Chute Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,476 100%
Male 5,128 48.9%
Female 5,348 51.1%
Under 18 3,050 29.1%
18+ 7,426 70.9%
65+ 1,090 10.4%
Median Age 32.9
Average Family Size 3.17
White 10,158 97%
African-American 10 0.1%
Asian 81 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 57 0.5%
Other 89 0.8%
Mixed Race 78 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 175 1.7%

Estimated Little Chute Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,870
Growth 394
Growth % 3.8%

Little Chute 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 34.5%
Dutch 27.9%
US/American 9%
Irish 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Polish 3.4%
Norwegian 3.2%
English 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Swedish 1.1%
European 1%
Danish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Little Chute 10,476 $57,090
Appleton 70,087 $57,097
Combined Locks 2,422 $56,131
Kaukauna 12,983 $50,187
Kimberly 6,146 $54,692
Sherwood 1,550 $67,303
Wrightstown 1,934 $57,788
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Serves 580 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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