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Fond du Lac is a city in Fond du Lac County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from French for "end of the lake."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Fond du Lac. For links to other places called Fond du Lac, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Fond du Lac is 43.773N. The longitude is -88.446W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,095.


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Median household income
Local
$41,113
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fond du Lac demographic reports
Fond du Lac is on Lake Winnebago.
19th-century sawmill town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Jo to Go
Local festivals include:
  • Fond du Lac County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
  • Downtown Fall Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Heritage Festival of the Arts - Sept. 9, 2007
  • Greekfest - June 24, 2007
  • Prairie Fest - July 28, 2007
  • Buckskinners Rendezvous - Aug. 25-26, 2007
  • Buttermilk Festival - June 6, 2007
  • Walleye Weekend - June 8-10, 2007
  • Fondue Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fond du Lac web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wild Goose State Trail, Lakeside Park
Historic sites and museums: Historic Galloway House and Village
Colleges and universities: Marian College of Fond Du Lac, University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac
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: 62

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fond du Lac demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fond du Lac County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54935 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

47% of Fond du Lac residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fond du Lac ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fond du Lac was $18,996, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Fond du Lac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fond du Lac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $459.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $899.


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Libraries in Fond du Lac include Fond Du Lac Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fond du Lac include Fond du Lac Reporter

TV stations in Fond du Lac include WWAZ.

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Fond du Lac County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fond du Lac political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fond du Lac workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fond du Lac between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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