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Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Outagamie County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the USA highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1852
Seat Appleton
Largest City Appleton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

645 sq mi (1,671 km²)
638 sq mi (1,652 km²)
7.1 sq mi (18 km²), 1.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

176,695
277/sq mi (107/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.outagamie.org/

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

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.

History

"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.

Geography

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 7.1 square miles (18 km2) (1.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-41.svg Interstate 41
  • US 41.svg U.S. Highway 41
  • US 45.svg U.S. Highway 45
  • WIS 15.svg Wisconsin Highway 15
  • WIS 29.svg Wisconsin Highway 29
  • WIS 32.svg Wisconsin Highway 32
  • WIS 47.svg Wisconsin Highway 47
  • WIS 54.svg Wisconsin Highway 54
  • WIS 55.svg Wisconsin Highway 55
  • WIS 76.svg Wisconsin Highway 76
  • WIS 96.svg Wisconsin Highway 96
  • WIS 125.svg Wisconsin Highway 125
  • WIS 187.svg Wisconsin Highway 187
  • WIS 441.svg Wisconsin Highway 441

Airport

Appleton International Airport (KATW) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

USA Outagamie County, Wisconsin age pyramid
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. 2015 183,245 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

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 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

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

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Outagamie County vote
in presidential elections
Year Republican Democratic
2016 53.1% 49,884 40.6% 38,087
2012 50.1% 47,372 48.3% 45,659
2008 43.3% 39,677 50.9% 50,294
2004 54.3% 48,903 44.6% 40,169
2000 52.1% 39,460 43.2% 32,735
1996 42.8% 27,758 44.4% 28,815
1992 41.7% 30,370 32.6% 23,735
1988 54.0% 33,113 45.3% 27,771
1984 64.5% 36,773 34.7% 19,790
1980 53.0% 31,500 35.8% 21,284
1976 54.0% 28,363 44.0% 23,079
1972 59.8% 27,533 37.9% 17,447
1968 59.3% 25,080 33.6% 14,224
1964 46.3% 18,595 53.6% 21,556
1960 58.2% 24,146 41.6% 17,287

Native American community


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