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Overview

Introduction to Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Kaukauna, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 7 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin and 87 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan statistical area.

Kaukauna History

The city now known as Kaukauna was known as "The Lion on the Fox" during the 1880s. The city was officially incorporated in 1885. Charles A. Grignon was given Wisconsin’s first land deed and then built a mansion on the northern side of Kaukauna, which now operates as a museum of the Outagamie County Historical Society. The Fox River divides the city into the South Side and the North Side. The name of the community is derived from an Indian word, translated as "crow nestling place" or "long portage."

Kaukauna and nearby Attractions

  • Plamann County Park
  • Oneida Nation Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Fox Cities Children’s Museum
  • High Cliff State Park
  • National Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Kaukauna

Local parks include La Follette Park, White City Park, Grignon Park and Horseshoe Park. The White Pillars Museum, the Neville Public Museum of Brown County and the Hazelwood Historic House Museum provide insights into the area’s history. Local churches include Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, the Immanuel United Church of Christ and the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Irish Waters Golf Club, the North Shore Golf Club and the High Cliff Golf Course are all in the area as well.

Kaukauna Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.

Kaukauna Higher Education

Students in the area can pursue higher education at Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,791
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+8,850
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,133
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,231

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,321
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$787
Median House Value$138,800

Ancestry

German50.4%
Dutch17.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Irish9.5%
Polish4.7%
French Except Basque4.6%
Norwegian3.7%
English3.1%
Belgian1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Italian1.5%
Finnish1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Czech1.1%
Swiss0.7%
Russian0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Kaukauna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Outagamie County
Standard Zip Codes54130
P.O. Box Zip Codes54131
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.27
Approximate Longitude-88.26

Kaukauna 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
Distance5.1 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
StationCHILTON
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp7 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationNEW LONDON
Distance22.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Appleton73,446$71,468
Combined Locks3,486$68,451
Kimberly6,679$57,083
Little Chute10,815$71,015
Sherwood2,829$102,125
Wrightstown3,265$80,507

Kaukauna Public Libraries

Kaukauna Public Library
207 THILMANY RD., SUITE 200
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
(920) 766-6340

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Kaukauna Public Schools

Dr H B Tanner Elementary
2500 Fieldcrest Dr
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Haen Elementary
1130 Haen Dr
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6134
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Kaukauna High
1701 County Road Ce
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6113
High
Total Enrollment 1113
New Directions Learning Community
2601 Sullivan Ave
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6116
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Park Community Charter School
509 Lawe St
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6129
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Quinney Elementary
2601 Sullivan Ave
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6116
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
River View School
101 Oak St
ZIP: 54130
(920) 766-6111
Middle
Total Enrollment 1069

Kaukauna Private Schools

Holy Cross Campus - Kcss
220 Doty St
ZIP: 54130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
St Aloysius Elementary School
2401 Main Ave
ZIP: 54130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Trinity Lutheran School
800 Augustine St
ZIP: 54130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
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Historic Kaukauna

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Fox River at Kaukauna between 1880 and 1899

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Fox River at Kaukauna between 1880 and 1899

Fox River at Kaukauna c1898.

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