Grand Chute, Wisconsin
|Town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin|
|Motto: Tradition and Progress|
|Surrounding Towns||Center, Ellington, Greenville, Little Chute, Menasha|
|• Type||Town Board|
|• Town Chairman||Michael Marsden|
|• Town||25.0 sq mi (64.6 km2)|
|• Land||24.9 sq mi (64.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||790 ft (241 m)|
|• Density||840.1/sq mi (324.3/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP Code||54913, 54914|
|GNIS feature ID||1583295|
Grand Chute (French: great fall or "large rapids") is a town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The unincorporated community of Apple Creek is partially located in the town. Also, the ghost towns of Grand Chute and Lawesburg are located in the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.0 square miles (64.6 km²), of which, 24.9 square miles (64.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.
Grand Chute is the largest town in Wisconsin, both in terms of population (20,919 at the 2010 census) and valuation (over $2.4 billion). It is part of the Fox Cities metroplex that includes Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, and Appleton.
As of the census of 2000, there were 18,392 people, 7,586 households, and 4,688 families residing in the town. The population estimate in 2008 was about 27,000. The population density was 739.1 people per square mile (285.3/km²). There were 7,965 housing units at an average density of 320.1 per square mile (123.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.28% White, 0.77% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.87% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,586 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $50,772, and the median income for a family was $61,780. Males had a median income of $42,084 versus $27,346 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,189. 5.3% of the population and 2.7% of families were below the poverty line. 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Points of interest
- Butte des Morts Country Club
- Fox River Mall and surrounding shopping district (the largest concentration of retail in Wisconsin)
- Fox Valley Technical College
- Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
- Grand Chute Trail System
- John Birch Society
- Plamann Park
- Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers
- Grand Chute was the home town of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
- U.S. Representative George J. Schneider was born in Grand Chute.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American Fact Finder". Retrieved October 22, 2013.
- "Town of Grand Chute website". Retrieved April 9, 2009.
- "Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau". Retrieved April 9, 2009.
- "Plamann Park website". Retrieved April 9, 2009.