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Hortonville, Wisconsin

  •   State: 
    Outagamie County
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    44°20′7″N 88°38′20″W
      Area total: 
    3.47 sq mi (8.99 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.39 sq mi (8.78 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.08 sq mi (0.20 km²)
    794 ft (242 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Appleton, WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    858.49 residents per square mile of area (331.47/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Hortonville is a village in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,711 at the 2010 census. The community is located on the shores of the 75-acre (300,000 m2) Black Otter Lake. It is located in the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI CSA, the third largest metropolitan area in Wisconsin. During World War II, a German POW camp was established in Hortonville along County Hwy MM on the north side of the village. On March 18, 1974, the teachers at the Hortonville Community School went on strike, an event that received national news coverage. The village is located approximately 2 miles south of the Wolf River, a public boat launch, is located along County M. The river is also the border between the Town of Hortonia and the towns of Liberty and Liberty. The town of Hortonville is located at 44°N 88°3820W (44.335196, -88.638847). The village has a total area of 3.55 square miles (9.19 km²), of which, 3.47 square miles. (8.99 km²) of it is land and 0.08 squaremile (0.21km²) is water. The total watershed for the lake is estimated to be 16 sq miles (41 km²). The Black Oter is the only public access lake in OutAGamie county.


Hortonville is the primary city name, but also Medina are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Hortonville, Wisconsin. Alonzo Horton purchased 1,500 acres from the governor of Wisconsin, now known as the Town of Hortonia and the Village of Hortonville, for only 70 cents per acre in 1848. The first thing Horton did was build a cabin; by damming the Black Otter Creek, which created the 75-acre (300,000 m2) Black Otters Lake. Horton was swayed westward by the California Gold Rush. He later developed the city of San Diego, California. In 1981, the Hortonville Community Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places.During World War II, a German POW camp was established in Hortonville along County Hwy MM on the north side of the village. On March 18, 1974, the teachers at the Hortonvillians Community School went on strike, an event that received national news coverage. At that time, it had one of the first match light factories in the world. The village was incorporated as the Village in 1894. It is located on the shores of Black Otts Lake, which is a small lake in the middle of the Wisconsin River. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with about 1,000 of whom live in or near Hortonville. The town is located near the junction of Wisconsin Hwy 41 and Hwy 61, which runs through the center of the town. It was once known as "Hortonville, Wisconsin" and was the site of a popular summer camp for children.


Hortonville is located at 44°207N 88°3820W (44.335196, -88.638847).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.55 square miles (9.19 km²) The community is located on the shores of the 75-acre (300,000 m2) Black Otter Lake. The village maintains: two public boat launches, a kayak launch, fishing pier and three parks along the shores. The lake is the only public access lake in Outagamie County. Fish species in the lake include: bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, northern pike and catfish. The total watershed for the lake is estimated to be 16 square mile (41 km²). The village is located approximately 2 miles south of the Wolf River. The river is also the border between the Town of Hortonia and the towns of Liberty and Liberty. It is drained by Black otter Creek, which flows into the Wolf river just north of the village. The town of Liberty also has a public boat launch, along with County M. Buchman Access, which is located along County M, Buchman Road, near the town's border with Hortonia. There is also a public kayak and canoe launch on County M, Buchman access, a public canoe launch, and a fishing pier along the shore of the lake. There are no beaches in the village, but there are a few spots for kayaking and canoeing.


Hortonville is a part of the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah CSA, a Combined Statistical Area that includes Appleton, Wisconsin and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. At the 2010 census, there were 2,711 people, 1,045 households, and 766 families residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2%. The median household income was $51,635 and the median family income was$55,298. The per capita income for thevillage was $20,277. About 4.4% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2 per cent of those under the age of 18 and 6% of those aged 65 or over. The village is located in Wisconsin's Ozaukee County, which is home to the Ozaukee National Forest and the Wisconsin Dells National Forest. The population was 2,357 at the 2000 census, with 1,105 people living in 904 housing units. The median age in the town of Hortonville was 36.7 years, with 26.9 per cent being under the ages of 18. The town is located near the junction of Calumet and Outagamie counties. The U.S. state of Wisconsin is located on the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The state's population was 358,365 at the2000 census. The city's population is 2,105 at the 2011 census.


Appleton International Airport (ATW), is located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Hortonville, and provides commercial airline service to the village. Black Otter Airport (9WI1) is a privately owned grass strip, located just east of the Black otter Lake. The fox valley and lake superior rail system operates the former Canadian National railway tracks which is also the former Fox Valley & Western Railroad track. It also operates 3 crossings - one at W Main Street/ WIS 15, another at S Lincoln Street, and a third at S Nash Street. Permission is required to land here. The village is located on the Canadian Shield, which was formed in the early 20th century. The Canadian Shield is the largest shield in North America, covering an area of more than 1,000 square miles (3,000 km) and is home to the Canadian Museum of Natural History. It is the only museum in the province of Ontario, and the only one of its kind in Canada. It was established in the mid-20th century by the Canadian National Railway Company, which is based in Toronto. It operates three main lines: the main line, the Fox Valley and Lake Superior Railway and the Lake Superior & Fox Valley Railway. It has a freight station on the southern edge of the village, with a freight line on the northern edge. The train tracks are also used by the village's local bus service, which operates between Hortonville and the village centre. The bus service operates from Hortonville to the town centre and back again.


The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod has a church in Hortonville. Bethlehem Lutheran Church dedicated a new church in April 2018. Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Community, a Roman Catholic church, has been there since 1897. The town's population is about 1,000 people, according to the city's 2010 census. The city has a population of about 2,000, the town's 2010 Census shows. The area's population has been about 1.5 million since the town was founded in 1881, the census says. It's the largest town in Wisconsin's Eau Claire County, which has about 3,000 residents. The village's population was 1,500 in 2010, the Census says. Its population has grown to 2,500 since the start of the century, the county's 2011 census says, and it's expected to grow to 3,500 by the end of the decade. It is the largest community in the state's East Dairyland area, with a population in excess of 1,200 people, it says. The community's name is Hortonville, which means "hope" or "happiness" in German and "horton" in English. It has been home to a Lutheran church for more than 100 years, and a Catholic church for about 100 years. It also has a Methodist church, which was built in the early 1900s. It was the first church in the town, and is still the largest in the Eau Clair County area.


The Hortonville Area School District includes a high school, two middle schools and three elementary schools. Bethlehem Lutheran School is a 4K-8th grade Christian school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Hortonville. The district also includes a middle school, elementary school, and a middle and high school. The school district is part of the WECS Synod, which is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The high school is located in the village of Hortonville and serves the village and the surrounding communities. The middle school and elementary school are in the town of Wausau. The elementary school is in the city of Waupun and serves a population of about 1,000. the high school has a enrollment of about 100 students. The area is home to the Wisconsin ELCA Lutheran School, which was founded in 1872. The ELCa Lutheran School has a history of more than 100 years. It is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a member of the ELCAS. The village is also home to a number of non-sectarian Christian schools, such as Bethlehem Lutheran, which dates back to the 17th century. The WECAS Synod was formed in 1876 and is the oldest Lutheran church in the United States. It was the first school in the state to open a school in Wisconsin in 1878. It has been in the Hortonville area since 1879. The Hortonville School District was established in 1881.

Local Businesses

The town of Hortonville is home to a number of local businesses and bars. The town is also home to an animal hospital, a hardware store, a bank and a sports bar. There are also local bars and restaurants in Hortonville, including a coffeehouse and a bowling alley. The city also has a local art gallery and an art gallery. It is also the home of the Hortonville Museum, a museum of art, and a gallery of art and design, which is open to the public. The Hortonville Historical Society is also located in the town, and has been open for more than 100 years. It was established in 1872. It has been named after the town's founder, William Horton, who was a member of the first board of directors of the city's first business school. The first store was opened in 1875. The current bank was founded in 1876. It's called Wolf River Community Bank, which dates back to the first bank in 1878. The village has been home to many businesses since the early 1900s. The community has a history of being involved in art, design, architecture, and design. It also has its own art gallery, which opened in the early 20th century, and is now called the Museum of Art and Design, which has been in the same building since the 1930s. There is also a museum for art, art, architecture and design in the city, which was built in the late 19th century.


Alonzo Park, located along East Main Street, features a playground, covered pavilion with tables, and a grass walking trail through the woods. Black Otter Park is located along West Main Street and features a lonesome covered picnic table, as well as a kayak launch. Commercial Club Park is a privately-owned park located along County Highway M, and offers a playground and a basketball court. Miller Park, is a playground with a pavilion, a baseball diamond, and two tennis courts. The park is located on the banks of the Black Otters Creek, near the town of Black Ottsville. It is also home to a baseball and basketball court, and is accessible by kayak from the park's parking lot. The town has a number of other public parks, including a park with a playground. The city also has several private parks that are open to the public, such as Miller Park and Commercial Club Club Park, which offers a baseball, basketball, and tennis court. It also has a park that is open only to members of the community, and has a playground that is accessible from the parking lot by a paved walkway. There is also a park which is open to non-members, but is closed to the general public. The community also has many private parks, which are available for non-profit organizations to use. There are also several public parks in the town that are available to the community for use by non-profits, including the town's parks and libraries.

Points of interest

Black Otter Lake, Eagle Creek and Grand View Golf Clubs.Wiouwash State Trail.Wolf River State Park, Wolf River State Trail, and Wolf River Lake State Park. Wolf River and Black Otter lakes. Wolf river State Park and Wolf river state park, and the Wolf River River State park. Wolf rivers and streams. The Wolf River National Wildlife Refuge, and its surrounding areas. The Grand River National Park, which runs through the town of Wolf River, is home to a number of historic sites. The U.S. National Park Service is based in Wolf River. The National Park System is a joint venture of the United States Forest Service and the state of Wisconsin. The park system has been in existence since 1872. It is one of the oldest in the state and was founded by the U.N. in 1881. It was the first state park in Wisconsin and is still in operation today. It's located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, which flows through the state. It also has its own state park system, the Wisconsin Dells National Park. The Dells Dunes National Park is located in the northern part of the state, and was established in 1883. It has been named after the Dells, which was once the site of the first European settlement in the area. The town's first golf course was built in 1875. It opened in 1876. The first golf courses were built in the late 19th century and are still in use today.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin = 63.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hortonville = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 125,182 individuals with a median age of 36.3 age the population grows by 10.64% in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 858.49 residents per square mile of area (331.47/km²). There are average 2.59 people per household in the 1,006 households with an average household income of $64,132 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.50% of the available work force and has dropped -3.24% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.02%. The number of physicians in Hortonville per 100,000 population = 207.2.


The annual rainfall in Hortonville = 30.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 44.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 183. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 67.98%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $126,720 and home appreciation of -0.43%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $20.54 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,272 per student. There are 14.8 students for each teacher in the school, 589 students for each Librarian and 471 students for each Counselor. 7.86% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.75% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.21% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hortonville's population in Outagamie County, Wisconsin of 3,411 residents in 1900 has increased 36,7-fold to 125,182 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.34% female residents and 48.66% male residents live in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 35.19% are single population.

  • 24.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Hortonville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.38% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.10% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.42% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.64% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, 67.98% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.48% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.54% are vacant.

  • The 82.90% of the population in Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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