Outagamie County
Outagamie County Administration Complex
Outagamie County Administration Complex
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Outagamie County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°25′N 88°28′W / 44.41°N 88.46°W / 44.41; -88.46
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1852
SeatAppleton
Largest cityAppleton
Area
 • Total645 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water7.1 sq mi (18 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total190,705
 • Density300/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.outagamie.org

Outagamie County /ˌtəˈɡmi/ is a county in the northeast region of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 190,705.[1] Its county seat is Appleton.[2]

Outagamie County is included in the Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Appleton-Neenah-Oshkosh, WI Combined Statistical Area. It was named for the historic Meskwaki (Fox) Indians.

History

"Outagamie," a French transliteration of the Anishinaabe term for the Meskwaki (Fox) Indians, meant "dwellers of other shore" or "dwellers on the other side of the stream," referring to their historic habitation along the St. Lawrence River and south of the Great Lakes. They had occupied considerable territory in Wisconsin prior to colonization.[3] Outagamie County was created in 1851 and organized in 1852.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 638 square miles (1,650 km2) is land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) (1.1%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

Rivers

Lakes

Government

Outagamie County's government consists of an elected County Board of Supervisors, a County Executive, and 36 county agencies and departments.[6][7]

County Executive

The county executive serves as its chief executive officer, participating in the legislative process with the County Board of Supervisors and exercising administrative authority and control over the county's operations, departments, offices, boards, programs, and communications.[8]

Department heads are appointed by the county executive, subject to the approval of the board of supervisors. The county executive also appoints members to the county's boards and commissions. The county executive sets the annual budget in consultation with and subject to the approval of the board of supervisors.[9][10]

County Executive Tom Nelson was first elected in 2011.[11]

Transportation

Major Highways

County Highways

[12]

Railroads

Buses

Airports

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18609,587
187018,43092.2%
188028,71655.8%
189038,69034.7%
190046,24719.5%
191049,1026.2%
192055,11312.2%
193062,79013.9%
194070,03211.5%
195081,72216.7%
1960101,79424.6%
1970119,35617.3%
1980128,7997.9%
1990140,5109.1%
2000160,97114.6%
2010176,6959.8%
2020190,7057.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
1790–1960[14] 1900–1990[15]
1990–2000[16] 2010[17] 2020[1]

2020 census

As of the census of 2020,[1] the population was 190,705. The population density was 299.1 inhabitants per square mile (115.5/km2). There were 79,131 housing units at an average density of 124.1 per square mile (47.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 86.0% White, 3.5% Asian, 1.6% Native American, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Ethnically, the population was 4.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Outagamie County
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Outagamie County

2000 census

As of the census[18] of 2000, there were 160,971 people, 60,530 households, and 42,189 families residing in the county. The population density was 251 per square mile (97/km2). There were 62,614 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile (38/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.87% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.7% were of German, 9.4% Dutch, 6.2% Irish and 5.2% American and French-Canadian ancestry.

Of the 60,530 households, 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

By age, 27.70% of the population was under 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% were 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

In 2017, there were 2,204 births, giving a general fertility rate of 64.0 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 34th highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[19] Additionally, there were 136 reported induced abortions performed on women of Outagamie County residence in 2017.[20]

Communities

Outagamie County Fairgrounds grandstands in Seymour
Outagamie County Fairgrounds grandstands in Seymour
Municipality Boundaries in Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Municipality Boundaries in Outagamie County, Wisconsin

Cities

Villages

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns/neighborhoods

Native American community

Politics

Outagamie County has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in seventeen of the last twenty presidential elections.

United States presidential election results for Outagamie County, Wisconsin[21]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 58,385 54.05% 47,667 44.13% 1,970 1.82%
2016 49,879 53.10% 38,068 40.53% 5,986 6.37%
2012 47,372 50.08% 45,659 48.27% 1,565 1.65%
2008 39,677 43.33% 50,294 54.93% 1,592 1.74%
2004 48,903 54.31% 40,169 44.61% 978 1.09%
2000 39,460 52.10% 32,735 43.22% 3,547 4.68%
1996 27,758 42.78% 28,815 44.41% 8,316 12.82%
1992 30,370 41.65% 23,735 32.55% 18,806 25.79%
1988 33,113 54.04% 27,771 45.32% 394 0.64%
1984 36,773 64.54% 19,790 34.73% 416 0.73%
1980 31,500 52.99% 21,284 35.81% 6,657 11.20%
1976 28,363 54.02% 23,079 43.95% 1,065 2.03%
1972 27,533 59.84% 17,447 37.92% 1,028 2.23%
1968 25,080 59.29% 14,224 33.63% 2,997 7.08%
1964 18,595 46.26% 21,556 53.62% 47 0.12%
1960 24,146 58.15% 17,287 41.63% 89 0.21%
1956 26,090 76.56% 7,725 22.67% 262 0.77%
1952 26,603 73.86% 9,373 26.02% 44 0.12%
1948 16,161 58.40% 11,233 40.59% 278 1.00%
1944 18,294 64.44% 9,955 35.07% 140 0.49%
1940 17,733 58.98% 12,168 40.47% 166 0.55%
1936 9,485 34.66% 16,163 59.07% 1,716 6.27%
1932 8,517 33.91% 16,186 64.44% 415 1.65%
1928 12,378 49.58% 12,474 49.97% 112 0.45%
1924 6,426 35.39% 1,255 6.91% 10,479 57.70%
1920 11,140 74.69% 3,121 20.93% 654 4.38%
1916 5,302 52.97% 4,442 44.38% 265 2.65%
1912 2,384 28.82% 4,139 50.04% 1,748 21.13%
1908 5,079 52.34% 4,286 44.17% 339 3.49%
1904 5,949 63.65% 3,143 33.63% 254 2.72%
1900 5,245 55.15% 4,008 42.14% 258 2.71%
1896 5,433 55.42% 4,096 41.78% 275 2.80%
1892 2,733 35.91% 4,545 59.72% 333 4.38%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Decennial Census: Outagamie County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Outagamie", Dictionary of Wisconsin History
  4. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "About Us | Outagamie County, WI". www.outagamie.org. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "County Board of Supervisors | Outagamie County, WI". www.outagamie.org. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "County Executive Office | Outagamie County, WI". www.outagamie.org. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  9. ^ Kaster, Ashley (November 3, 2020). "Outagamie County Board approves 2021 budget". WLUK. FOX 11 News. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  10. ^ "About Us | Outagamie County, WI". www.outagamie.org. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Tom Nelson edges Jack Voight in Outagamie County Executive race | Appleton Post Crescent | postcrescent.com". April 11, 2011. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  12. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application".
  13. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  17. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  18. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  19. ^ "Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables". Archived from the original on June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  20. ^ Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Section: Trend Information, 2013-2017, Table 18, pages 17-18
  21. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 9, 2020.

Further reading

Coordinates: 44°25′N 88°28′W / 44.41°N 88.46°W / 44.41; -88.46