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Overview

Introduction to Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area with. Appleton’s population is approximately 70,087.

Appleton History

Appleton was first settled in 1847, and incorporated as a village in 1853. The community was reincorporated as a city in the year 1857. The first resident in the area was John F. Johnston. It is home to Lawrence University, which was established by Amos A. Lawrence.

Appleton and nearby Attractions

  • National Railroad Museum
  • Plamann County Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • EAA Air Adventure Museum
  • White Pillars Museum

Things To Do In Appleton

While in Appleton, one can visit museums like the Oneida Nation Museum, Fox Cities Children’s Museum and the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum. Parks in the area include the Plamann County Park, the High Cliff State Park and the Heritage Hill State Park. The Northgate Shopping Center and the Valley Fair Shopping Center are the popular shopping destinations in the area. The city also hosts festivals like the Greek/Serbian Festival every June and the Fall Harvest Festival every October.

Appleton Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Appleton Higher Education

The local institutions of higher education include Lawrence University, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, Lakeland College and Saint Norbert College.

Demographics

People

Total Population73,446
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+38,457
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,900
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,796
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,005

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,468
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$137,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish10.8%
Polish6.2%
English5.3%
Dutch5.1%
Norwegian4.6%
French Except Basque3.9%
Italian2.9%
Swedish2%
Canadian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Finnish1%
Belgian1%
Danishn1%
Czech1%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Appleton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Outagamie County
Standard Zip Codes54913, 54914, 54915, 54911
P.O. Box Zip Codes54912
Company Zip Codes54919
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.26
Approximate Longitude-88.39

Appleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAPPLETON
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches
StationNEW LONDON
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp5 to 24 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.8 inches
StationCLINTONVILLE
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Combined Locks3,486$68,451
Kaukauna15,791$75,321
Kimberly6,679$57,083
Little Chute10,815$71,015
Menasha17,930$62,793
Neenah25,849$67,568

Appleton Public Libraries

Appleton Public Library
225 N. ONEIDA ST.
Appleton, Wisconsin
(920) 832-6170

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Appleton Hospitals

Appleton Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
1818 N Meade St
(920) 731-4101
St. Elizabeth Hospital
(Non-profit)
1506 S Oneida St
(920) 738-2000

Appleton Public Schools

Appleton Bilingual School
913 N Oneida St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6232
Primary
Total Enrollment 119
Appleton Central High
120 E Harris St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6136
Other
Total Enrollment 103
Appleton Community 4k
313 S State St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-1742
Primary
Total Enrollment 896
Appleton Cooperative Educational Center
320 S Walnut St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-4396
Other
Appleview
120 E Harris St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 933-7062
Classical School
3310 N Durkee St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-4968
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Columbus Elementary
913 N Oneida St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6232
Primary
Total Enrollment 171
Edison Elementary
412 N Meade St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6235
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Einstein Middle
324 E Florida Ave
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6240
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Ferber Elementary
515 E Capitol Dr
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-5755
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Franklin Elementary
2212 N Jarchow St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6246
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Huntley Elementary
2224 N Ullman St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6255
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Kaleidoscope Academy
318 E Brewster St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6294
Middle
Total Enrollment 344
Roosevelt Middle
318 E Brewster St
ZIP: 54911
(920) 832-6294
Middle
Total Enrollment 226
Valley New School
10 E College Ave
ZIP: 54911
(920) 993-7037
High
Total Enrollment 67
Wisconsin Connections Academy
120 E Harris St
ZIP: 54912
(920) 997-1399
Other
Total Enrollment 660
Appleton Career Academy
5000 N Ballard Rd
ZIP: 54913
(920) 832-4300
High
Total Enrollment 104
North High
5000 N Ballard Rd
ZIP: 54913
(920) 832-4300
High
Total Enrollment 1531
Appleton Technical Academy
610 N Badger Ave
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6219
High
Total Enrollment 56
Badger Elementary
501 S Bluemound Dr
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6264
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Fox River Academy
1000 S Mason St
ZIP: 54914
(920) 997-1399
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Highlands Elementary
2037 N Elinor St
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Houdini Elementary
2305 W Capitol Dr
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-4608
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Jefferson Elementary
1000 S Mason St
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6260
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Lincoln Elementary
1000 N Mason St
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6270
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Odyssey-magellan
2037 N Elinor St
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Renaissance School
610 N Badger Ave
ZIP: 54914
(920) 997-1399
High
Total Enrollment 202
United Public Montessori (upm)
610 N Badger Ave
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6219
West High
610 N Badger Ave
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6219
High
Total Enrollment 1096
Wilson Middle
225 N Badger Ave
ZIP: 54914
(920) 832-6226
Middle
Total Enrollment 375
Appleton Eschool
2121 Emmers Dr
ZIP: 54915
(920) 997-1399
High
Total Enrollment 27
Berry Elementary
3601 S Telulah Ave
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
East High
2121 Emmers Dr
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-6212
High
Total Enrollment 1383
Horizons Elementary
2101 Schaefer Cir
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Johnston Elementary
2725 E Forest St
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-6265
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Madison Middle
2020 S Carpenter St
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-6276
Middle
Total Enrollment 624
Mckinley Elementary
1125 E Taft Ave
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-6285
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
Richmond Elementary
1441 E John St
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-5779
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Stephen Foster Elementary Charter
305 W Foster St
ZIP: 54915
(920) 832-6288
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Sunrise Elementary
N9363 Exploration Dr
ZIP: 54915
(920) 954-1822
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Tesla Engineering Charter School
2121 Emmers Dr
ZIP: 54915
(920) 997-1399
High
Total Enrollment 117
Woodland Intermediate
N9085 Coop Rd
ZIP: 54915
(920) 730-0924
Middle
Total Enrollment 312
Woodland School
N9085 N Coop Rd
ZIP: 54915
(920) 730-0924
Primary
Total Enrollment 548

Appleton Private Schools

Appleton Catholic Central Elementary School
313 S State St
ZIP: 54911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
Mount Olive Lutheran School
930 E Florida Ave
ZIP: 54911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 210
St Joseph Middle School
2626 N Oneida St
ZIP: 54911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 359
St Paul Lutheran School
225 E Harris St
ZIP: 54911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
St Pius X Elementary School
500 W Marquette St
ZIP: 54911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
St Thomas More Elementary School
1810 N Mcdonald St
ZIP: 54911
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
Celebration Lutheran School
3100 E Evergreen Dr
ZIP: 54913
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
St Edward School
N2944 State Road 47
ZIP: 54913
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
The Academy Of The Fox Cities
555 N Lynndale Dr
ZIP: 54914
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Xavier High School
1600 W Prospect Ave
ZIP: 54914
Secondary
Total Enrollment 587
Holy Spirit School
W2796 County Road Kk
ZIP: 54915
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Riverview Lutheran School
136 W Seymour St
ZIP: 54915
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
St Bernadette
2331 E Lourdes Dr
ZIP: 54915
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
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Appleton (Lawrence University) between 1880 and 1899

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Appleton (Lawrence University) between 1880 and 1899

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