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Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Ashwaubenon in Brown County, Wisconsin.
Location of Ashwaubenon in Brown County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°29′N 88°5′W / 44.483°N 88.083°W / 44.483; -88.083Coordinates: 44°29′N 88°5′W / 44.483°N 88.083°W / 44.483; -88.083
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Brown
Area
 • Total 12.83 sq mi (33.23 km2)
 • Land 12.38 sq mi (32.07 km2)
 • Water 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
Elevation
607 ft (185 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 16,963
 • Estimate 
(2019)
17,161
 • Density 1,386.08/sq mi (535.16/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-03425
GNIS feature ID 1577391
Interstates I-41 (WI).svg
State Highways WIS 32.svg WIS 172.svg

Ashwaubenon 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, Ashwaubenon is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area and carries a Green Bay mailing address. 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 44°29′N 88°5′W / 44.483°N 88.083°W / 44.483; -88.083 (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%
2019 (est.) 17,161 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 16,963 people, 7,421 households, and 4,550 families living 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.

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

Education

The Ashwaubenon School District comprises one pre-K/kindergarten school, Cormier School; two elementary schools, Valley View and Pioneer; one middle school, Parkview; and one high school, Ashwaubenon High School (AHS). AHS offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes such as history, art history, statistics, chemistry, and U.S. government. It also offers two English courses through the nearby St. Norbert College.

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