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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 74,051 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 74,051 people. This is an increase of 1.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Appleton had a population of 72,623 people (or 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 (with 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]
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    • Oshkosh [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Appleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,495 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
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,356 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaukauna
  • 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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  • New London [Waupaca County]
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    • New London [Waupaca County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Appleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,065 people
    • 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.
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    • Wrightstown [Brown County]
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      • Wrightstown [Brown County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,631 people
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    • Seymour [Outagamie County]
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      • Seymour [Outagamie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
    • Brillion [Calumet County]
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      • Brillion [Calumet County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brillion have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sherwood [Calumet County]
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      • Sherwood [Calumet County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hortonville [Outagamie County]
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      • Hortonville [Outagamie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,976 people
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    • Winneconne [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winneconne
      • Winneconne [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Appleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winneconne have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winneconne

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.

Adding Appleton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Appleton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Appleton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Appleton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Appleton on our Genealogy Page.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AppletonOur 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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