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Appleton is a city in Outagamie County. (The community straddles Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Samuel Appleton of Boston, father-in-law of Amos A. Lawrence, founder of Lawrence University.
The latitude of Appleton is 44.261N. The longitude is -88.415W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 794 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 70,354.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Appleton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Outagamie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Appleton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54911 ZIP code.
40% of Appleton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Appleton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Appleton was $22,478, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Appleton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Appleton include College Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Appleton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $995.
Libraries in Appleton include Appleton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Appleton include Appleton Post-Crescent
TV stations in Appleton include WACY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WLFM.
Outagamie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Appleton political report.
Appleton restaurants taking online reservations include Fox River Brewing Co. & Restaurant, Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant, Johnathan's Italian Bistro, The Melting Pot - Appleton ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Appleton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Appleton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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