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

The community of Oshkosh is the Seat for Winnebago County.

Winnebago County was founded in 1840.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Winnebago had a population of 163,370 people. This is an increase of 4.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 156,763 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Winnebago represented 2.92% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010166,994+6.53%+2.22% since 2009
2009163,370+4.21%+0.78% since 2008
2008162,099+3.4%+0.39% since 2007
2007161,470+3% 
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2000156,763The Last Census

More information can be found on the Winnebago County Census Page for Winnebago County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Winnebago County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Winnebago County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Oshkosh   64,30662,9162.21% increase  
Neenah   25,53024,5074.17% increase  
Menasha   17,34615,8589.38% increase  
Menasha   16,98516,3314% increase  
Algoma   6,4135,70212.47% increase  

Websites for Winnebago County

Official Website:   www.co.winnebago.wi.us/

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<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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