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The 2000 Census showed that Outagamie County had a population of 160,971 people. This represented 3% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Outagamie had a population of 177,155 people. This is an increase of 10.05% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010176,695+9.77%-0.26% since 2009
2009177,155+10.05%+1.17% since 2008
2008175,113+8.79%+0.8% since 2007
2007173,723+7.92%+1% since 2006
2006172,004+6.85%+1.16% since 2005
2005170,038+5.63%+0.97% since 2004
2004168,408+4.62%+0.91% since 2003
2003166,882+3.67%+0.78% since 2002
2002165,593+2.87%+1.05% since 2001
2001163,875+1.8%+1.8% since 2000
2000160,971The Last Census

Outagamie County had 62,614 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Outagamie County has a total area<3> of 644 square miles [1,668 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.06 square miles [10.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Outagamie County had a population density of 251.4 people per square mile [97.1 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Outagamie County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Outagamie and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Outagamie County QuickFact (QF-55087).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Outagamie County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Grand ChuteQF-553007520,91718,39213.73%
Little ChuteQF-554495011,16710,4766.6%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Outagamie County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BrownQF-55009   NE247,319226,7789.06%
CalumetQF-55015   SE44,73940,63110.11%
ShawanoQF-55115   NW41,16640,6641.23%
WaupacaQF-55135   W51,66551,731-0.13%
WinnebagoQF-55139   SW163,370156,7634.21%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Outagamie. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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