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Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Village
Location in Brown County and the state of Wisconsin.
Location in Brown County and the state of Wisconsin.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Brown
Area
 • Total 12.75 sq mi (33.02 km2)
 • Land 12.39 sq mi (32.09 km2)
 • Water 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,963
 • Estimate (2012) 17,101
 • Density 1,369.1/sq mi (528.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-03425
GNIS feature ID 1577391
Website ashwaubenon.com

Ashwaubenon /æʃˈwɔːbnɒn/ is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 16,963 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ashwaubenon is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area. Part of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is in Ashwaubenon.

History

The U.S. military bought most of the west side of Green Bay, Wisconsin from the Sioux in the 1850s and 1860s, except the area that would later become Ashwaubenon. That land belonged to two daughters of Chief Ashwaubamy, a Sioux chief. They began selling their land to local farmers and landowners in the late 19th century.

Name origin

The name Ashwaubenon is of Ojibwe origin. It is derived from ashiwabiwining "place where they watch, keep a lookout". Another theory derives the name from Chief Ashwaubamy.

Geography

Ashwaubenon is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (44.49, -88.08).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 12.75 square miles (33.02 km2), of which, 12.39 square miles (32.09 km2) of it is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 14,486
1990 16,376 13.0%
2000 17,634 7.7%
2010 16,963 −3.8%
Est. 2015 17,176 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,963 people, 7,421 households, and 4,550 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,369.1 inhabitants per square mile (528.6/km2). There were 7,797 housing units at an average density of 629.3 per square mile (243.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.6% White, 1.2% African American, 2.1% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 7,421 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the village was 40.1 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,634 people, 7,137 households, and 4,667 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,425.5 people per square mile (550.4/km²). There were 7,260 housing units at an average density of 586.9 per square mile (226.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.07% White, 0.65% African American, 1.25% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 7,137 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $48,353, and the median income for a family was $62,186. Males had a median income of $41,024 versus $26,070 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,539. About 3.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

  • Austin Straubel International Airport is in Ashwaubenon
  • U.S. Route 41 and Wisconsin Highway 172 run through the village
  • Limited transit service is provided by Green Bay Metro

Attractions

  • Part of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, is in Ashwaubenon, which borders it on three sides. The outdoor practice fields and Don Hutson Center are all in Ashwaubenon. The Packers Hall of Fame was in Ashwaubenon until the latest remodeling.
  • Bay Park Square and the National Railroad Museum are located in Ashwaubenon.
  • The Resch Center is located in Ashwaubenon.

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