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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.


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Median household income
Local
$47,285
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Appleton demographic reports
Appleton is on the Fox River.
Former and merged names include:
· Grand Chute
· Lawesburgh
Developed by frontier ministers who received financial backing from wealthy Bostonians.
Public transportation: Valley Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Willem Dafoe, actor
· Harry Houdini, magician
· Edna Ferber, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Dunn Brothers, Gloria Jean's, Jo to Go, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Octoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Greek/Serbian Festival - June 23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Appleton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fox Valley Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
Appleton attractions: Memorial Park Arboretum & Gardens
Sports teams: Timber Rattlers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Houdini Historical Center, Hearthstone Historic House Museum, Fox Cities Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Lawrence University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 64

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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 54914 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

30% of Appleton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Appleton include College Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Appleton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $995.


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Libraries in Appleton include Appleton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Appleton include Appleton Post-Crescent

TV stations in Appleton include WACY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WLFM.

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Outagamie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Appleton political report.

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Appleton restaurants taking online reservations include Fox River Brewing Co. & Restaurant, Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant, Johnathan's Italian Bistro, The Melting Pot - Appleton ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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