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Appleton, WI

Appleton leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
74,234
Appleton Population7
$
44,656
Median Income6
3.7
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

The population of Appleton that is 55 years and older grew by 17.4% since 2010, which is the city's fastest growing segment.

Age

36.2
Median Age7
2.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Appleton residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 4.1% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 35.7%

Race

81.5
%
Wisconsin Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Appleton is at a low risk for natural disasters. The most common disasters are volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes.

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain11
54
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Appleton increased by 34% since 2010 which is 9% lower than the national average and 5% higher than the state average

Rent

$
695
Monthly Average13
35
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Appleton is a very high tax location with sales tax 20% lower than the national average, but income tax 40% higher than the national average and property tax 71% higher than the national average.

Other

1.91
%
Property Tax22
5.5
%
Sales Tax20
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax22

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Appleton has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are ThedaCare and Fleet Farm

Income

10.9
%
<$25,0006
9.9
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Appleton leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor28 Jake Woodford
Democratic
House of Representative28 Mike Gallagher
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Bellin Memorial Hospital, is 26.0 miles from the center of Appleton, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, is 89.4 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, is 89.9 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 No
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Wisconsin, 47.1% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 46.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • Experience Houdini's tricks and learn about Appleton's history and prominent figures
  • Major Broadway musicals, touring musicians and stage shows based on your children's favorite cartoons
  • Unspoiled natural landscape with trails for hiking & cross-country skiing
 

Top Destinations

  • Appleton was the childhood home of Harry Houdini32
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy started his political career in Appleton32
  • Actor Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton in 195532
 

Recognition

#68 2019 Best Small Cities by WalletHub31
 

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