Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Outagamie County Administration Complex
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
|• Total||645 sq mi (1,670 km2)|
|• Land||638 sq mi (1,650 km2)|
|• Water||7.1 sq mi (18 km2) 1.1%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||270/sq mi (110/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Outagamie County is included in the Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Appleton-Neenah-Oshkosh, WI Combined Statistical Area. It was named for the historic Meskwaki (Fox) Indians.
"Outagamie," a French transliteration of the Anishinaabe term for the Meskwaki (Fox) Indians, meant "dwellers of other shore" or "dwellers on the other side of the stream," referring to their historic habitation along the St. Lawrence River and south of the Great Lakes. They had occupied considerable territory in Wisconsin prior to colonization. Outagamie County was created in 1851 and organized in 1852.
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- Appleton International Airport (KATW) serves the county and surrounding communities. It is served by 4 airlines to 11 destinations.
- Shiocton Airport (W34) is a grass strip airport located in Shiocton, Wisconsin
- Wolf River - The Wolf River runs through the city of New London and the village of Shiocton along western half of the county.
- Fox River - The Fox River follows the south-eastern corner of the county, running through he cities of Appleton and Kaukauna
- Shiocton River - This river runs merges with the Wolf River in the village of Shiocton.
- Embarrass River - The Embarrass River runs through the city of New London and merges with the Wolf River there.
- Black Otter Lake - Located in Hortonville, it receives much recreational use by anglers for being the only lake within the county.
- Shawano County - north
- Brown County - east
- Calumet County - southeast
- Winnebago County - southwest
- Waupaca County - west
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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 and French-Canadian ancestry.
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.
In 2017, there were 2,204 births, giving a general fertility rate of 64.0 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 34th highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. Additionally, there were 136 reported induced abortions performed on women of Outagamie County residence in 2017.
- Appleton (county seat; partly in Calumet County and Winnebago County)
- Kaukauna (partially in Calumet County)
- New London (mostly in Waupaca County)
Native American community
- Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (partial)
Outagamie County has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in seventeen of the last twenty presidential elections.
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- Outagamie County government
- Outagamie County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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