dcsimg

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.

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

Things To Do In Neenah

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,849
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+13,351
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,349
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,824
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,431

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,568
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$707
Median House Value$134,200

Ancestry

German46.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
Irish10%
Polish7.6%
English6.2%
Norwegian5.3%
French Except Basque4.5%
Dutch4%
Swedish2.5%
Czech1.9%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.2%
Danishn1%
Belgian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Finnish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Romanian0.1%
+ Show More

Neenah Almanac

CategoryValue
County Winnebago County
Standard Zip Codes54956
P.O. Box Zip Codes54957
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.16
Approximate Longitude-88.47

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)

StationAPPLETON
Distance6.5 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
Distance17 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
StationWAUPACA
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.6 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
Menasha17,930$62,793
Sherwood2,829$102,125

Neenah Public Libraries

Neenah Public Library
240 E. WISCONSIN AVE.
Neenah, Wisconsin
(920) 886-6315

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Neenah Hospitals

Theda Clark Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
130 2nd St
(920) 729-3100
Childrens Hsptl Of Wisconsin Fox Valley
(Non-profit)
130 Second St
(920) 969-7902

Neenah Public Schools

Ace Charter School
215 E Forest Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6970
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
Clayton Elementary
2916 W Fairview Rd
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Coolidge Elementary
321 Alcott Dr
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6955
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Hoover Elementary
950 Hunt Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6960
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Horace Mann Middle
1021 Oak St
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6940
Middle
Total Enrollment 450
Lakeview Elementary
1645 S Commercial St
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6965
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Neenah High
1275 Tullar Rd
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6900
High
Total Enrollment 1894
Roosevelt Elementary
215 E Forest Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6970
Primary
Total Enrollment 125
Shattuck Middle
600 Elm St
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6850
Middle
Total Enrollment 1009
Spring Road Elementary
1191 County Road Ii
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6975
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Taft Elementary
133 S Western Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6980
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
Taft Elementary Prior To 2014-2015
133 S Western Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6980
Tullar Elementary
925 Tullar Rd
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6985
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Washington Early Learning Center
220 E Franklin Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6990
Primary
Total Enrollment 61
Wilson Elementary
920 Higgins Ave
ZIP: 54956
(920) 751-6995
Primary
Total Enrollment 316

Neenah Private Schools

Fox Valley Christian Academy
1450 Oakridge Rd
ZIP: 54956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Martin Luther Lutheran School
807 Adams St
ZIP: 54956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
New Hope Christian School
1850 American Dr
ZIP: 54956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
St Gabriel Elementary School
900 Geiger St
ZIP: 54956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
St Mary Central High School
1050 Zephyr Dr
ZIP: 54956
Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
Tcces - St Margaret Mary School
610 Division St
ZIP: 54956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Trinity Lutheran School
410 Oak St
ZIP: 54956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Sources :
Study Online in Neenah
Historic Neenah

photo

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

Select a photo to view (Source):

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

Neenah (Robert's Resort) between 1880 and 1899

Mills on Fox River between 1880 and 1899

Additional Resources
Info for Neenah Government Officials


Are you an official in the Neenah government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.