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Poygan is a town in Winnebago County, in the Oshkosh-Neenah metro area.
The community name derives from a Chippewa term variously translated as "pipe" or "place for threshing wild rice"
The latitude of Poygan is 44.124N. The longitude is -88.822W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 755 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,037.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Poygan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winnebago County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Appleton-Oshkosh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54986 ZIP code.
46% of Poygan residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poygan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poygan was $23,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Poygan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Poygan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,051.
Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poygan political report.
The average commute time for Poygan workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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