Outagamie County, Wisconsin

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Outagamie County, Wisconsin
OutagamieCountyWisconsinCourthouse.jpg
Outagamie County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Outagamie County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1850
SeatAppleton
Area
 • Total644 sq mi (1,668 km2)
 • Land640 sq mi (1,658 km2)
 • Water4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.63%
Population
 • (2000)160,971
 • Density251/sq mi (97/km²)
Websitewww.co.outagamie.wi.us
 
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Outagamie County, Wisconsin
OutagamieCountyWisconsinCourthouse.jpg
Outagamie County Courthouse
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Outagamie County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded1850
SeatAppleton
Area
 • Total644 sq mi (1,668 km2)
 • Land640 sq mi (1,658 km2)
 • Water4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.63%
Population
 • (2000)160,971
 • Density251/sq mi (97/km²)
Websitewww.co.outagamie.wi.us

Outagamie /ˌtəˈɡæmi/ is a county in the northeast region of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its county seat is Appleton.[1] As of the 2009 census estimate, its population was 177,155.[2]

Outagamie County, along with neighboring Calumet County, forms the Appleton, Wisconsin, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Outagamie County is also part of the Appleton-Neenah-Oshkosh Combined Statistical Area, along with adjacent Winnebago County.

History[edit]

"Outagamie," an Anishinaabe term for the Meskwaki (Fox) Indians, translates to "dwellers of other shore" or "dwellers on the other side of the stream."[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644 square miles (1,668 km2), of which 640 square miles (1,658 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10 km2) is water.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Outagamie County
Historical populations
CensusPop.
190046,247
191049,1026.2%
192055,11312.2%
193062,79013.9%
194070,03211.5%
195081,72216.7%
1960101,79424.6%
1970119,35617.3%
1980128,7997.9%
1990140,5109.1%
2000160,97114.6%
2010176,6959.8%
Est. 2012178,8161.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 160,971 people, 60,530 households, and 42,189 families residing in the county. The population density was 251 per square mile (97 /km2). There were 62,614 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile (38 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.87% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.7% were of German, 9.4% Dutch, 6.2% Irish and 5.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

Of the 60,530 households, 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

By age, 27.70% of the population was under 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% were 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Outagamie County Fairgrounds grandstands in Seymour
Municipality Boundaries in Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Cities
Villages
Ghost towns
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities

Adjacent counties[edit]

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 44°25′N 88°28′W / 44.41°N 88.46°W / 44.41; -88.46