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Location of Fremont in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
Location of Fremont in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
Fremont is located in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Waupaca
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.02 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Total 679
 • Estimate 
 • Density 629.59/sq mi (243.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 5527800
Fremont, east of the Wolf River
Looking north at Fremont from U.S. Route 10
Welcome sign

Fremont is a village in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. It is surrounded by Town of Fremont. The population was 679 at the 2010 census. Fremont has been referred to as the "White Bass Capital of the World."


The Town of Fremont was first settled in the spring of 1849 by D. Gordon. The first paper published was the Fremont Pioneer in 1857. The first church (Presbyterian) was built in 1873. The village of Fremont was organized in 1888.

The story of the "Death of Wau-Ke-John", a war chief of the Menominee, takes place in the summer of 1852 as reported by W. A. Springer "who was in the neighborhood ... and was present at the funeral".


Fremont is located at 44°15′43″N 88°52′12″W / 44.26194°N 88.87000°W / 44.26194; -88.87000 (44.261991, -88.870059).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), of which, 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2) of it is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.

Wolf River

The Wolf River flows through the middle of the village, with Partridge Lake just upriver. A spawning run of white bass, or sand bass (Morone chrysops), also known as "stripers", occurs twice a year - in May around Mother's Day and in late September to early October. Lake sturgeon from Lake Winnebago travel upriver to the Fremont area in spring to spawn. Fremont is known as "the white bass capital of the world".


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 303
1890 275 −9.2%
1900 263 −4.4%
1910 305 16.0%
1920 374 22.6%
1930 416 11.2%
1940 437 5.0%
1950 504 15.3%
1960 575 14.1%
1970 598 4.0%
1980 510 −14.7%
1990 632 23.9%
2000 666 5.4%
2010 679 2.0%
2019 (est.) 651 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 679 people, 305 households, and 200 families living in the village. The population density was 659.2 inhabitants per square mile (254.5/km2). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 396.1 per square mile (152.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 305 households, of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the village was 43.2 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.


The Fremont Elementary School, which serves grades PreK-5, on 4.1 acres (17,000 m2) immediately east of the U.S. Post Office, is part of the Weyauwega-Fremont School District.

St. John’s Lutheran School is a Christian school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Fremont.

Notable people

  • Emil H. Steiger, Wisconsin State Representative and businessman, was born in Fremont.
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