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Overview

Introduction to Neenah, Wisconsin

Neenah, Wisconsin, in Winnebago county, is 5 miles SW of Appleton, Wisconsin and 84 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,507 people lived in Neenah.

Neenah History

Neenah was named after the Winnebago word meaning "water" or "running water." In 1835, the community was designated as an agricultural and industrial mission to the Menominee Indians. American settlement began a few years later. The community of Neenah played an important role in Wisconsin’s paper industry, as the Kimberly-Clark Corporation was formed here in 1872.

Neenah and nearby Attractions

  • Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
  • Plamann County Park
  • Fox Cities Children’s Museum
  • High Cliff State Park
  • Oneida Nation Museum
  • White Pillars Museum

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Local museums include the Oneida Nation Museum, the White Pillars Museum and the Fox Cities Children’s Museum. Local churches include the Saint Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, the First Church of Christ Scientist and the Saint Paul English Evangelical Lutheran Church. Some of the nearby golf courses include the Chaska Golf Course, the High Cliff Golf Course and the Lake Shore Municipal Golf Course.

Neenah Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Neenah Higher Education

Lakeland College, Moraine Park Technical College and Saint Norbert College are nearby.

People

Total Population 25,697
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,348
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $37,152
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,485
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,230

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,172
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $132,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 9.9%

Neenah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Winnebago
Metro Area Appleton - Oshkosh - Neenah
Standard Zip Codes 54956
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54957
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.185
Longitude -88.462

Neenah 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 6.5 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 17 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 WAUPACA
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Appleton 72,861 $68,623
Combined Locks 3,407 $73,466
Kimberly 6,590 $64,007
Little Chute 10,520 $68,377
Menasha 17,535 $60,547
Sherwood 2,770 $108,892

Neenah Public Libraries

Library
Neenah Public Library
240 E. WISCONSIN AVE.
Neenah, Wisconsin
(920) 751-4722

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Neenah Hospitals

THEDA CLARK MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
130 2ND ST
(920) 729-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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1275 TULLAR RD
920-751-6900
Serves 2,167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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Historic Neenah

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Neenah (Gov. Doty's old homestead) c1898.

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Neenah (Gov. Doty's old homestead) c1898.

Neenah (Robert's Resort) between 1880 and 1899

Mills on Fox River between 1880 and 1899

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