Coordinates: 44°14′04″N 88°26′24″W / 44.2344°N 88.4401°W / 44.2344; -88.4401

Fox Cities
Coordinates: 44°14′04″N 88°26′24″W / 44.2344°N 88.4401°W / 44.2344; -88.4401
CountryUnited States
Largest cityAppleton, Wisconsin
Other cities
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)

The Fox Cities of Northeastern Wisconsin are the cities, towns and villages along the Fox River as it flows from Lake Winnebago northward into Green Bay.

The Fox Cities communities, as defined by its Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, include:[1]

Major points of interest include the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, Community First Champion Center, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, High Cliff State Park, and Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. The Fox River Mall is the largest shopping mall in the state at 1.2 million square feet.[2]

Area post-secondary schools include Fox Valley Technical College, Lawrence University, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus.

Bus transit for the area is provided by Valley Transit and commercial airline service is provided by Appleton International Airport.

Major highway routes in the area include: Interstate 41/U.S. Route 41, which connects the Fox Cities with Green Bay and Milwaukee; Wisconsin Highway 441, known locally as the Tri-County Expressway, which is an auxiliary highway of Interstate 41 that serves as a beltway around Appleton; and U.S. Route 10 which travels east-west, connecting the Fox Cities with Stevens Point/Waupaca and Manitowoc. Television and radio stations in the area, usually originating out of Green Bay, utilize the term "Green Bay/Fox Cities" in their station identifications to encompass both major population centers in the region.

Combined Statistical Area

The Fox Cities constitute a portion of the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which also includes the City of Oshkosh and rural portions of Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties. As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 392,660 (2017 estimate: 406,540),[3] making it the third largest CSA in Wisconsin, behind Milwaukee and Madison.

At night

Taken at 3:09:47 A.M. CDT on March 28, 2012 from an altitude of 211 nautical miles (391 km) during ISS Expedition 30.
Taken at 3:09:47 A.M. CDT on March 28, 2012 from an altitude of 211 nautical miles (391 km) during ISS Expedition 30.


  1. ^ "Communities". Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Buzz: Fox River Mall turns 30". Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 - United States -- Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. February 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2019.[permanent dead link]