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Appleton: Introduction
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Appleton: History
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Appleton

The City in Brief

Founded: 1835 (incorporated 1853)

Head Official: Mayor Timothy Hanna (NP) (since 1996; current term expires 2008)

City Population

1980: 58,913

1990: 65,695

2000: 70,087

2003 estimate: 70,354

Percent change, 1990–2000: 6.6%

U.S. rank in 1980: 340th

U.S. rank in 1990: 352nd

U.S. rank in 2000: 435th

Metropolitan Area Population (Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA)

1980: 291,369

1990: 315,121

2000: 358,365

Percent change, 1990–2000: 13.7%

U.S. rank in 1980: 131st

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 115th

Area: 20.88 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 780 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 43.6° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 30 inches of rain; 47 inches of snow

Major Economic Sectors: Manufacturing, services, trade

Unemployment Rate: 5.2% (February 2005)

Per Capita Income: $22,478 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 1,967

Major Colleges and Universities: Lawrence University, Fox Valley Technical College

Daily Newspaper: The Post-Crescent

Appleton