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Welcome to Appleton ...

The city of Appleton is primarily located in Outagamie County<1> and is the County Seat for Outagamie County. A portion of Appleton extends into Calumet County and Winnebago County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Appleton has a population of 74,098 people<2> (see below for details).

Appleton was settled in 1847 and was incorporated in 1853.

The city of Appleton was previously named Appleton Junction.

The community of Appleton is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Appleton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Appleton ...

Official Website: www.appleton.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Appleton had an population of 74,098 people. This is an increase of 2.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Appleton had a population of 72,623 people (which is 41.1% of the total population of Outagamie County). This makes Appleton the county's most populous community.

The population of Appleton represents 1.28% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 72,623 people, the population of Appleton increased 3.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 70,087 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Appleton.

Communities Also Named Appleton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Appleton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (4), Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Appleton.

Communities near Appleton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Appleton.

  • Oshkosh [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oshkosh
    • Oshkosh [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Appleton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,004 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oshkosh
  • Kaukauna [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaukauna
    • Kaukauna [Outagamie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Appleton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaukauna
  • Greenville [Outagamie County]
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    • Greenville [Outagamie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Appleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,361 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Harrison [Calumet County]
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    • Harrison [Calumet County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Appleton
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    • Algoma [Winnebago County]
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      • Algoma [Winnebago County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Buchanan [Outagamie County]
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      • Buchanan [Outagamie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buchanan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,201 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • New London [Waupaca County]
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      • New London [Waupaca County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Freedom [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Outagamie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Lawrence [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Brown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,411 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Oneida [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneida
      • Oneida [Outagamie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneida have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneida

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Appleton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Appleton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Appleton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Appleton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Appleton. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Appleton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Appleton: www.appleton.org/

The official website for Outagamie County: www.co.outagamie.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Outagamie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Appleton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Appleton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Appleton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Appleton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Appleton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2618, Longitude: -88.4157    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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