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Welcome to Oconto ...

The city of Oconto is located in Oconto County<1> and is the County Seat for Oconto County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oconto has a population of 4,545 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oconto.

Oconto is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oconto had an population of 4,545 people. This is an increase of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oconto had a population of 4,513 people (or 11.98% of the total population of Oconto County). This makes Oconto the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oconto represents 0.08% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,513 people, the population of Oconto decreased 4.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,708 people).

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

Adding Oconto to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Oconto elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Oconto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Oconto - they are located in Michigan, Nebraska and Ontario.

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

Communities near Oconto ...

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

  • Suamico [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suamico
    • Suamico [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Oconto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suamico have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suamico
  • Marinette [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marinette
    • Marinette [Marinette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Oconto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,539 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marinette
  • Menominee [Menominee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menominee
    • Menominee [Menominee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Oconto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menominee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menominee<6>
  • Little Suamico [Oconto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Suamico
    • Little Suamico [Oconto County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Oconto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,892 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Suamico have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Suamico
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Peshtigo [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peshtigo
      • Peshtigo [Marinette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Oconto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peshtigo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshtigo
    • Scott [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Oconto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Peshtigo [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peshtigo
      • Peshtigo [Marinette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Oconto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peshtigo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshtigo
    • Chase [Oconto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
      • Chase [Oconto County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Oconto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
    • Oconto Falls [Oconto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconto Falls
      • Oconto Falls [Oconto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Oconto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,796 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconto Falls
    • Nasewaupee [Door County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nasewaupee
      • Nasewaupee [Door County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Oconto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nasewaupee have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nasewaupee

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 Oconto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oconto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oconto. 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 Oconto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oconto. See our Newspapers Page for Oconto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oconto ...

Looking for more information about Oconto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oconto, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oconto.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Oconto County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oconto. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Oconto County: www.co.oconto.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 Oconto, 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 Oconto.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oconto - 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- Oconto) 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 Oconto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oconto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oconto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8870, Longitude: -87.8646    
<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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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