Appleton, Wisconsin Population 2022

76,248
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Appleton is a city located in Outagamie County Wisconsin. Appleton has a 2020 population of 76,248. It is also the county seat of Outagamie County. Appleton is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 0.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,644 in 2010.

The average household income in Appleton is $77,321 with a poverty rate of 10.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $796 per month, and the median house value is $157,700. The median age in Appleton is 35.9 years, 35.3 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Appleton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Appletonwas:

  • White: 84.08%
  • Asian: 7.38%
  • Black or African American: 3.18%
  • Two or more races: 3.10%
  • Other race: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Appleton, Wisconsin is 76,248 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 75,644.

Appleton, Wisconsin Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010225,9480.00%
2011227,5481,6000.70%
2012228,6561,1080.48%
2013229,9781,3220.57%
2014231,6271,6490.71%
2015233,1461,5190.65%
2016234,2001,0540.45%
2017235,8111,6110.68%
2018237,0111,2000.51%
2019237,9749630.40%
2020238,9379630.40%
2021239,9009630.40%

Appleton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White62,12984.08%
Black or African American2,3473.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native3660.50%
Asian5,4507.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.09%
Some Other Race1,2441.68%
Two or More Races2,2873.10%
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Appleton Population by Race

Appleton Population Pyramid 2022

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Appleton Median Age

36.5


Total

36.2


Male

37.1


Female

Appleton Adults

There are 56,337 adults, (11,215 of whom are seniors) in Appleton.

Appleton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Appleton Sex Ratio

Female

37,420

50.64%

Male

36,471

49.36%

Appleton Population by Age

Appleton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Appleton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Female44.2%55.8%
Male42.5%57.5%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Appleton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,7292.465.8
Married14,5513.0684.6
Male1,2533.4842.5
Female2,8783.0744.2
Non Family11,0471.2349.2

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Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Appleton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7463.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,9073.88%
High School Graduate13,39527.27%
Some College10,05820.47%
Associates Degree5,50811.21%
Bachelors Degree11,29122.98%
Graduate Degree5,22310.63%
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Appleton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Appleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White42,29140,22115,431
2+ Races634534178
Islander595913
Asian3,1832,353664
Black1,082849123
Hispanic1,9591,480157
Native American28425521
Other Race642419

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.49%.

Appleton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,705$46,913$35,567
Less Than 9th Grade$30,117$31,891$26,774
High School Graduate$34,781$40,529$27,364
Some College$37,447$46,920$30,080
Bachelors Degree$48,302$54,603$44,943
Graduate Degree$68,131$72,438$61,798

$41,705

Average Earnings

$46,913

Average Male

$35,567

Average Female

Appleton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Appleton Language by Age

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Appleton Language

88.96% of Appleton residents speak only English, while 11.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.40% of the population.

Appleton Language

Appleton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,22589940.40%
Multiple2,18980636.82%
Native35111532.76%
Hispanic3,92088722.63%
Islander68913.24%
Asian5,23358911.26%
White58,2294,4007.56%
Other182NaN%

10.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.52%

Male Poverty Rate

11.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Appleton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Appleton is Black, with 40.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Appleton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.35%.

Appleton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.60%
High School9.58%
Some College8.36%
Bachelors or Greater2.78%

Appleton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.97%
Male Unemployed28.65%
Female Employed7.13%
Female Unemployed22.27%

Appleton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Appleton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,475$80,812
Families$76,791$95,906
Married Families$89,632$109,589
Non Families$40,197$51,417
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Income by Household Type

Appleton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Appleton Married by Age and Sex

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Appleton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Appleton Marital Status by Race

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Appleton Marital Status

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3,656

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War744
First Gulf War583
Vietnam1,267
Korea353
World War II81

Appleton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34374
35 to 54813
55 to 64545
65 to 741,082
75+842

Appleton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3746.86%
Black684.96%
Native American5215.81%
Asian1062.79%
Other Race121.65%
2+ Races445.12%
Hispanic994.03%

Appleton Veterans by Race

Appleton Veterans by Education

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5.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Appleton Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Appleton Employment by Age

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Appleton Employment by Race

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Appleton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.39%

Born in Appleton

93.64%

Native Born

6.36%

Foreign Born

2.59%

Non Citizen

3.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.64% of Appleton residents were born in the United States, with 72.39% having been born in Wisconsin. 2.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Appleton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18704,5180.00%
18808,0053,4875.89%
189011,8693,8644.02%
190015,0853,2162.43%
191016,7731,6881.07%
192019,5612,7881.55%
193025,2675,7062.59%
194028,4363,1691.19%
195034,0105,5741.81%
196048,41114,4013.59%
197056,3777,9661.54%
198058,9132,5360.44%
199065,6956,7821.10%
200070,0874,3920.65%
201072,6232,5360.36%
201172,9253020.42%
201273,2273020.41%
201373,5293020.41%
201473,8313020.41%
201574,1333020.41%
201674,4353020.41%
201774,7373020.41%
201875,0393020.40%
201975,3413020.40%
202075,6443030.40%
202175,9463020.40%
202276,2483020.40%

Appleton Population by Year