Appleton, WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Add Comparison
2022 Population
242,972
0.506% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
0.257% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.68%
0.223% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,958
7.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,600
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
131,266
0.0533% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Appleton, WI had a population of 243k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $79,958. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Appleton, WI grew from 241,748 to 242,972, a 0.506% increase and its median household income grew from $74,044 to $79,958, a 7.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Appleton, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), White (Hispanic) (1.61%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.59%).

None of the households in Appleton, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Appleton, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Appleton, WI are Fox Valley Technical College (3,648 degrees awarded in 2022), Lawrence University (404 degrees), and Academy of Beauty Professionals (489131) (54 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Appleton, WI was $226,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%.

Most people in Appleton, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Appleton, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Appleton, WI is home to a population of 243k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.76% of Appleton, WI residents were born outside of the country (9.13k people).

In 2022, there were 27.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Appleton, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.66k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Appleton, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Appleton, WI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Appleton, WI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Appleton, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    211k ± 407
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.66k ± 417
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.86k ± 659
4.71%
Hispanic Population
11.5k people

In 2022, there were 27.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Appleton, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.66k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.71% of the people in Appleton, WI are hispanic (11.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Appleton, WI as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Wisconsin.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

3.76%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.13k people
3.52%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.5k people

As of 2022, 3.76% of Appleton, WI residents (9.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Appleton, WI was 3.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Appleton, WI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,934 ± 360
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,428 ± 333
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,497 ± 239

Appleton, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Appleton, WI employs 131k people. The largest industries in Appleton, WI are Manufacturing (29,765 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,891 people), and Retail Trade (13,350 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,845), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,784).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

131k
2022 Value
± 2,469
−0.0533%
1 Year decline
± 2.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Appleton, WI declined at a rate of −0.0533%, from 131k employees to 131k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Appleton, WI, are Production Occupations (15,318 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,174 people), and Management Occupations (13,546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Appleton, WI.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wisconsin (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

131k
2022 Value
± 2,469
−0.0533%
1 Year decline
± 2.66%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Appleton, WI declined at a rate of −0.0533%, from 131k employees to 131k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Appleton, WI, are Manufacturing (29,765 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (16,891 people), and Retail Trade (13,350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Appleton, WI, though some of these residents may live in Appleton, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$57,944
Median earning men ± $1,018
$39,028
Median earning women ± $1,048

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,258), Wholesale Trade ($67,049), and Public Administration ($66,521).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,227), Public Administration ($50,966), and Construction ($48,044).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Wisconsin.
Y-Axis
1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,116
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,778
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,514
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Wisconsin.
Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Appleton, WI awarded 4,149 degrees. The student population of Appleton, WI in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 6,893 male students and 5,846 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Appleton, WI are White (3,068 and 75.3%), followed by Unknown (379 and 9.3%), Hispanic or Latino (233 and 5.72%), and Asian (202 and 4.96%).

The largest universities in Appleton, WI by number of degrees awarded are Fox Valley Technical College (3,648 and 87.9%), Lawrence University (404 and 9.74%), and Academy of Beauty Professionals (489131) (54 and 1.3%).

The most popular majors in Appleton, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (380 and 9.16%), Welding Technology (298 and 7.18%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (144 and 3.47%).

The median tuition cost in Appleton, WI for private four year colleges is $53,667.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Appleton, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,739 (54.1% men and 45.9% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,739 students enrolled in Appleton, WI, 54.1% men and 45.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,322 records, of which 45.7% were women and 54.3% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 95 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Appleton, WI was Registered Nursing with 95 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Appleton, WI according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,648 degrees awarded
  2. 404 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fox Valley Technical College with 3,648 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,082 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Appleton, WI, which is 1.01 times more than the 2,067 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,068 degrees mean that there were 8.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 379 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($53,667) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($522) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,940) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Wisconsin.
Measure

In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Wisconsin.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Appleton, WI was $226,600 in 2022, which is 0.804 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $191,300 to $226,600, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Appleton, WI is 73.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Appleton, WI have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Appleton, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Appleton, WI is $79,958. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Appleton, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

Property

$226,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,925
$71,637
Median Property Taxes
±$1,545

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Appleton, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Appleton, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

73.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.6% of the housing units in Appleton, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Appleton, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Appleton, WI was Waukesha County, WI with a value of $101,639, followed by St. Croix County, WI and Ozaukee County, WI, with respective values of $97,950 and $92,258.

The following map shows all of the counties in Appleton, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$79,958
Median Household Income
± $1,476
97.4k
Number of Households
± 2,083

In 2022, the median household income of the 97.4k households in Appleton, WI grew to $79,958 from the previous year's value of $74,044.

The following chart displays the households in Appleton, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Appleton, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.38%)
  3. Carpooled (6.46%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Appleton, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.38%) and those who carpooled to work (6.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Appleton, WI have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Appleton, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Appleton, WI compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Appleton, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Appleton, WI have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

6.68% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Appleton, WI (16k out of 239k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Appleton, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.8% of the population of Appleton, WI has health coverage, with 62.3% on employee plans, 9.68% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Wisconsin.
1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wisconsin in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

4.22%
Uninsured
62.3%
Employer Coverage
9.68%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Appleton, WI declined by 2.7% from 4.34% to 4.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Appleton, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart