Outagamie County, Wisconsin

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Outagamie County, Wisconsin
OutagamieCountyWisconsinCourthouse.jpg
Outagamie County Courthouse
Seal of Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Outagamie County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1850
Seat Appleton
Largest city Appleton
Area
 • Total 645 sq mi (1,671 km2)
 • Land 638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 176,695
 • Density 277/sq mi (107/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.outagamie.wi.us

Outagamie /ˌtəˈɡæmi/ is a county in the northeast region of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 176,695.[1] Its county seat is Appleton.[2]

Outagamie County is included in the Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Appleton-Neenah-Oshkosh, WI Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

"Outagamie," an Anishinaabe term for the Meskwaki (Fox) Indians, translates to "dwellers of other shore" or "dwellers on the other side of the stream."[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 638 square miles (1,650 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Outagamie County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 9,587
1870 18,430 92.2%
1880 28,716 55.8%
1890 38,690 34.7%
1900 46,247 19.5%
1910 49,102 6.2%
1920 55,113 12.2%
1930 62,790 13.9%
1940 70,032 11.5%
1950 81,722 16.7%
1960 101,794 24.6%
1970 119,356 17.3%
1980 128,799 7.9%
1990 140,510 9.1%
2000 160,971 14.6%
2010 176,695 9.8%
Est. 2012 178,816 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 160,971 people, 60,530 households, and 42,189 families residing in the county. The population density was 251 per square mile (97 /km2). There were 62,614 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile (38 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.87% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.7% were of German, 9.4% Dutch, 6.2% Irish and 5.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

Of the 60,530 households, 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

By age, 27.70% of the population was under 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% were 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

Communities[edit]

Outagamie County Fairgrounds grandstands in Seymour
Municipality Boundaries in Outagamie County, Wisconsin

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Native American community[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Dictionary of Wisconsin History
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 44°25′N 88°28′W / 44.41°N 88.46°W / 44.41; -88.46