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Overview

Introduction to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, in Fond Du Lac county, is 18 miles S of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and 57 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fond du Lac History

Fond du Lac is a French term, meaning the farthest end of the lake. It was named because of its location at the south end of Lake Winnebago. The community was visited by the French Traders in 1787. In the same year, Jacob Franks established a trading post in the area. Fond du Lac County was established in 1838.

Fond du Lac and nearby Attractions

  • Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Fox Cities Children’s Museum
  • Plamann County Park
  • Above & Beyond Children's Museum
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park

Things To Do In Fond du Lac

The popular shopping destinations of the area include the Forest Plaza Shopping Center and the Forest Mall Shopping Center. The Oakgreen Golf Course & Driving Range, the Thornbrook Golf Course and the Utica Golf Course are all nearby as well. Local churches include the Peace United Church of Christ, the Martin Luther Latvian Church and the Plymouth Congregational Church. The community hosts the Fondue Festival every September, the Greekfest and Buttermilk Festival every June and the Fond du Lac County Fair every July.

Fond du Lac Transportation

The nearest major airport is Austin Straubel International.

Fond du Lac Higher Education

Marian College of Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Technical College, Carroll College, Concordia University-Wisconsin and Saint Norbert College are the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Fond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Standard Zip Codes 54935, 54937
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54936
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.773
Longitude -88.446

Fond 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 FOND DU LAC
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Station OSHKOSH
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station CHILTON
Distance 23.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Taycheedah (54935)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brownsville 615 $91,250
Eden 761 $56,750
Lomira 2,246 $62,679
Mount Calvary 532 $79,286
North Fond du Lac 5,003 $60,439
Oakfield 1,060 $75,517

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

Fond Public Libraries

Library
Fond Du Lac Public Library
32 SHEBOYGAN ST.
Fond, Wisconsin
(920) 929-7085

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Fond Hospitals

ST AGNES HSPTL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
430 E DIVISON ST
(920) 926-5408
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fond High Schools

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FOND DU LAC HIGH SCHOOL
801 CAMPUS DR
920-929-2740
Serves 2,352 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

TAYCHEEDAH CORRECTIONAL INST
N7139 COUNTY ROAD K
920-929-3800
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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