Appleton (Wisconsin)

Outagamie County Calumet County Winnebago County


Appleton is a city ( with a status of "City" ) and the administrative seat of Outagamie County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In the south, the town area extends into the Calumet and Winnebago County. In 2010, Appleton had 72 623 inhabitants, whose number rose to 2012 to 73 016.

Appleton is next to Oshkosh one of the two core cities in the Fox Cities metropolitan area mentioned.


Appleton is located in eastern Wisconsin, on both sides of the Fox River, about 50 km upstream of Green Bay. There flows into the river in the Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan. The geographical coordinates of 44 ° 15'44 Appleton are " north latitude and 88 ° 24'54 " west longitude. The city covers an area of 55.3 km ², spread to 54.1 km ² land and 1.2 km ² water surface.

Towns nearby Appleton are Little Chute and Kimberly ( at the eastern city limits ), Harrison (at the southeastern outskirts ), Menasha (at the southeastern outskirts ), Greenville ( 12.4 km to the northwest ).

The next Green Bay the nearest larger cities are Milwaukee (173 km south), Chicago ( 315 km in the same direction), Wisconsin's capital, Madison (171 km southwest), Eau Claire (294 miles west), the Twin Cities in Minnesota ( 441 km in the same direction) and Duluth on Lake Superior in Minnesota ( 528 km north-west ).


The Fox River is navigable by dams and locks for inland waterway vessels that can reach the basin of the Mississippi between the Port of Green Bay on the Fox - Wisconsin Waterway.

The four-lane U.S. Highway 41 and also four-lane Wisconsin State Highway 441 forms an annular ring road around the center of Appleton. In the south of the urban area is grazed by U.S. Highway 10. Continue to meet in the city, the Wisconsin State Highways 47, 96 and 125 together. All other roads are minor roads, some unpaved roadways and urban roads.

In Appleton several railway lines today for Canadian National Railway belonging Wisconsin Central meet together.

With the Outagamie County Regional Airport is located 9.1 km west of the fourth-largest commercial airport after passengers Wisconsin. The next airports are the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee (183 km south), the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago (295 km in the same direction) and the Minneapolis -Saint Paul International Airport (440 km west).


According to the census in 2010 lived in Appleton 72 623 people in 28,874 households. The population density was 1342.4 people per square kilometer. In the 28,874 households lived statistically 2.43 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 87.5 percent white, 1.7 percent African American, 0.7 percent Native American, 5.9 percent Asian and 2.2 percent from other ethnic groups; 2.0 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 5.0 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.0 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 63.7 percent were between 18 and 64 and 11.3 percent were 65 years or older. 50.5 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 52,183. The per capita income was $ 27,179. 10.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Memorable people

  • Paul Alfred Biefeld (1867-1943) - Astronomer and Physicist - worked for several years as vice-principal of the High School in Appleton
  • Willem Dafoe ( born 1955 ) - actor - born and raised in Appleton
  • Dale Duesing (* 1947) - opera singer and director - studied in Appleton
  • Robert J. Gamble (1851-1924) - Republican congressman in both houses of the U.S. Congress - studied in Appleton
  • Cole Konrad ( born 1984 ) - former wrestler and current mixed martial arts fighters - born in Appleton
  • Ray Ostwald ( * 1971 ) - conductor, composer and violinist - born and raised in Appleton
  • William Harrison Riker (1920-1993) - political scientist - taught for several years at the University in Appleton
  • Greta Van Susteren (born 1954 ) - television presenter and journalist - was born in Appleton
  • Terry Zwigoff (* 1949) - director and musician - born and raised in Appleton


  • Lawrence University
  • University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
  • Fox Valley Technical College, Interntet: