Appleton, Wisconsin Population 2020

74,832

Appleton is a city located in Wisconsin. With a 2020 population of 74,832, it is the 6th largest city in Wisconsin and the 483rd largest city in the United States. Appleton is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 3.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 72,623 in 2010. Spanning over 25 miles, Appleton has a population density of 3,026 people per square mile.

The average household income in Appleton is $75,670 with a poverty rate of 11.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $779 per month, and the median house value is $142,500. The median age in Appleton is 36.2 years, 35.2 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Appleton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Appleton was:

  • White: 84.35%
  • Asian: 7.44%
  • Black or African American: 3.13%
  • Other race: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Appleton, Wisconsin is 74,832, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 74,526.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 72,623.

Appleton, Wisconsin Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020240,4561,4660.61%
2019238,9901,4660.61%
2018237,5241,4660.62%
2017236,0581,7030.72%
2016234,3551,1260.48%
2015233,2291,5870.68%
2014231,6421,6690.72%
2013229,9731,3300.58%
2012228,6431,1220.49%
2011227,5211,5770.69%
2010225,9440.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White62,61984.35%
Asian5,5237.44%
Black or African American2,3273.13%
Some Other Race1,6932.28%
Two or More Races1,6012.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native4400.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.04%

Appleton Population Pyramid 2020

Appleton Median Age

36.2


Total

35.2


Male

37.3


Female

Appleton Adults

There are 56,138 adults, (9,669 of whom are seniors) in Appleton.

Appleton Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Appleton Sex Ratio

Female

37,678

50.76%

Male

36,556

49.24%

Appleton Households and Families

Appleton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Appleton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family49.5%50.5%
Female45.3%54.7%
Male41.1%58.9%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1252.4665.2
Married14,2753.1983.1
Non Family10,6351.2149.5
Female3,0323.0945.3
Male1,1833.4241.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Appleton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4783.02%
9th to 12th Grade2,3834.86%
High School Graduate13,65227.85%
Some College10,60421.64%
Associates Degree5,26810.75%
Bachelors Degree10,58921.60%
Graduate Degree5,03810.28%

Appleton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,39040,16314,588
Asian2,9752,246585
Hispanic2,0671,408207
Black1,01382571
Other Race87555614
Multiple Races334317147
Native American30026451
Islander222222

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,131$44,347$32,306
Less Than High School$28,103$31,091$19,130
High School Grad$30,521$36,291$22,669
Some College$36,178$43,640$30,225
Bachelors Degree$47,082$56,076$42,026
Graduate Degree$66,618$79,947$59,730

$39,131

Average Earnings

$44,347

Average Male

$32,306

Average Female

Appleton Language

Appleton Language by Age

Appleton Language

88.37% of Appleton residents speak only English, while 11.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.62% of the population.

Appleton Poverty

Appleton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,5935,0668.65%
Black2,2161,08248.83%
Hispanic4,00882520.58%
Asian5,27474914.20%
Multiple1,50740226.68%
Other1,63139224.03%
Native3837118.54%
Islander31929.03%

11.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.70%

Male Poverty Rate

12.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Appleton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Appleton is Black, with 48.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Appleton is White, with 8.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.93%
High School10.89%
Some College8.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.77%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.04%
Female Unemployed23.41%
Female Employed7.72%
Male Employed5.01%

Appleton Income

Appleton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,459$75,670
Families$72,253$92,187
Married Families$85,195$105,885
Non Families$35,791$43,338

Appleton Marital Status

Appleton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Appleton Married by Age and Sex

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

Appleton Veterans

3,814

Number of Veterans

3,539

Male Veterans

275

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,155
First Gulf War657
Second Gulf War651
Korea354
World War II157
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5267.16%
2 or More7512.30%
Indian7118.21%
Asian541.49%
Black443.41%
Hispanic411.65%
Other343.55%
Hawaiian1032.26%

$Appleton Veterans by Education

6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Appleton Employment Status

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Appleton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.55%

Born in Wisconsin

92.94%

Native Born

7.06%

Foreign Born

2.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.94% of Appleton residents were born in the United States, with 71.55% having been born in Wisconsin. 2.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202074,8321530.20%
201974,6791530.21%
201874,526-60-0.08%
201774,5861530.21%
201674,4332600.35%
201574,1731730.23%
201474,0004120.56%
201373,5884670.64%
201273,1212100.29%
201172,9112090.29%
201072,7022,6150.37%
200070,0874,3920.65%
199065,6956,7821.10%
198058,9132,5360.44%
197056,3777,9661.54%
196048,41114,4013.59%
195034,0105,5741.81%
194028,4363,1691.19%
193025,2675,7062.59%
192019,5612,7881.55%
191016,7731,6881.07%
190015,0853,2162.43%
189011,8693,8644.02%
18808,0053,4875.89%
18704,5180.00%