Statewide Claims to Fame

Appleton is 6th in Wisconsin out of 140 other cities in Current population (2012)

Appleton is 6th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Households

Appleton is 6th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Housing units

Appleton is 7th in Wisconsin out of 131 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Appleton is 7th in Wisconsin out of 132 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Appleton is 7th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Race - Asian

Appleton is 13th in Wisconsin out of 135 other cities in Retail sales

Appleton is 15th in Wisconsin out of 143 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Current population (2012) 73,016 6th 5,726,398 313,914,040
Size in square miles 24.3 26th 54,157.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,985.4 15th 105 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Residents younger than 5 6.9% 46th 6.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.0% 51st 23.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.3% 109th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 91.7% 76th 89.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.9% 57th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Race - White 87.5% 121st 88.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.7% 47th 6.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 34th 1.1% 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.9% 7th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 121st 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.0% 35th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.0% 38th 6.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 85.2% 114th 82.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Female residents 50.5% 116th 50.4% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.4% 26th 4.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Housing units 30,348 6th 2,634,781 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.2% 91st 25.4% 25.9%
Households 28,678 6th 2,279,738 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 70.1% 44th 69.1% 66.1%
Home median value $139,100 99th $169,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 55th 2.4 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Income per capita $27,179 71st $27,192 $27,915
Income per household $52,183 80th $52,374 $52,762
Income below poverty line 10.3% 60th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Appleton Rank Wisconsin US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,881 7th 433,797 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,008,586 13th $72,283,321 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $14,361 75th $12,904 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $139,053 7th $9,247,311 $613,795,732

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