Oconto County

Oconto County, Wisconsin

301 Washington St
Oconto, WI 54153
Phone: (920) 834-6800
Fax: (920) 834-6867

On northeastern coast of WI, bordered on east by Green Bay; organized Feb 6, 1851 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For the Oconto River, which flows through it; from a Menominee word of unclear meaning, possibly 'place of the pike fish' or 'red river.'

Area (sq mi):: 1149.04 (land 997.97; water 151.07) Population per square mile: 37.70
Population 2005: 37,666 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 17.90% Population 2000: 35,634 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $19,016; median household $41,201; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,900-$24,842
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
Authorities secured an arrest warrant for McFaul, who was detained at the Oconto County, Wisconsin, jail until Arlington Heights police picked him up Tuesday.
Calvert, a court commissioner for the Oconto County Circuit Court.
As reported by the Green Bay Press Gazette, after weeks and multiple attempts to obtain the names of the final two candidates interviewing for the open police chief in the city of Oconto, Wis., the Oconto County Reporter filed a lawsuit seeking information.
(9) The Green Bay banking market is defined as Brown and Kewaunee counties; Morgan, Abrams, Pensaukee, Chase, and Little Suamico townships in Oconto County; Angelica and Maple Grove townships in Shawano County; Oneida township in Outagamie County; and Cooperstown township in Manitowoc County, all in Wisconsin.
June 19, 1875, Oconto County Reporter, Green Bay of Lake Michigan, 478 (9 feet, 2 inches).
May 15, 1896, Oconto County Reporter, Oconto River, 107.
MIKE BELONGIA OF Oconto County, Wis., created the perfect decoy cart for the waters he hunts.
Rhinelander; K Pranica, L Donart, Oconto County Public Health Div, Oconto; M Proctor, PhD, M Simone, L Lucht, T Boers, JP Davis, MD, Wisconsin Dept of Health and Family Svcs.
Amount: $556,170.72 Project: State highway work in Oconto County Awarded to: Pheifer Brothers Construction Co., Neenah 7.