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Oconto is a city in Oconto County, in the Green Bay metro area.
It is the county seat.
The many translations of this Indian name include "pike place," "boat paddle," "black bass" and "red ground"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Oconto. For links to other places called Oconto, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Oconto is 44.887N. The longitude is -87.864W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 584 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,656.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oconto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oconto 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 54153 ZIP code.
34% of Oconto residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oconto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oconto was $20,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Oconto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Oconto include West Main Street Historic District (Oconto) ... View historic districts
Median rent in Oconto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Oconto include Farnsworth Public Library ... View libraries
Oconto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oconto political report.
The average commute time for Oconto workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Oconto include Ramada Limited.
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