Kaukauna, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kaukauna, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Kaukauna had a population of 16,047 as of July 1, 2017. Kaukauna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kaukauna is located at latitude 44.2776 and longitude -88.2651 in Outagamie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kaukauna (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Outagamie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The City of Kaukauna (GNIS ID: 1583463) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kaukauna population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kaukauna: Kakaling, Okakaning.

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Kaukauna, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,047
Daytime Population: Workers 5,997
Daytime Population: Residents 7,240
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,237
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 15,940
Population in Familes 12,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 2,090
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $57,247
Average Household Income $68,320
Per Capita Income $27,747


Total Housing Units 6,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,430 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,123 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $144,539
Average Home Value $169,447


Total Households 6,553
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.69%
Households 0.61% 0.72%
Families 0.6% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Kaukauna, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaukauna to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 94th
Population Density # 63 92nd
Diversity Index # 238 69th
Median Household Income # 303 61st
Per Capita Income # 348 55th

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