Oconto County, Wisconsin

Oconto County: County in Wisconsin, United States

About

Oconto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,660 and a population density of 13 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,383 inhabitants. Its county seat is Oconto. The county was created 173 years ago in 1850.

Oconto County is located along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline. The county has a population of around 38,000 residents. Here are some of the notable cities and towns in Oconto County:

Oconto

Oconto is the largest city and county seat of Oconto County. Located at the mouth of the Oconto River, Oconto is known for its fishing opportunities and annual fishing tournaments. The city has several marinas, beaches, and public parks.

Gillett

Gillett lies along the banks of the Oconto River. The city takes pride in its historic downtown and landmarks like the Railroad Depot Museum. Annual events include Depot Days and the Holiday of Lights parade.

Lena

Lena is located along the wooded Peshtigo River. The Lena Swamp State Natural Area offers hiking trails through wetland habitats. Lena has a small downtown area with local shops and restaurants.

Little Suamico

Little Suamico is a rural Oconto County town surrounded by forests and farmland. The town's supper club, Sunny Lane Inn, is well-known in the area for its Friday fish fries.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls lies on the Oconto River and is home to several waterfalls. The city has hydroelectric power facilities and dams that harness the river's power. Fishing and snowmobiling are popular.

Suring

Suring is located near the Peshtigo River State Forest. Outdoor recreation like hunting, ATV trails, and cross-country skiing make Suring a destination. The town hosts annual events like tractor pulls.

Town of Pensaukee

Pensaukee is a rural lakeside town home to Pensaukee Lake and Boom Bay. The Pensaukee Fireman's Picnic occurs annually along the shores of Green Bay.

Oconto County's small towns showcase the area's natural resources, waterways, and scenic beauty.

Oconto County locator map
Location of Oconto County on Wisconsin map.

Quick Facts about Oconto County

Population : 38,383 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
Area : 2976 km2
Water as percent of area : 13%
Land as percent of area : 87%
Named for : Oconto River
Altitude : 804 feet / 245 meters
Capital : Oconto
Establishment : January 01, 1851
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:10:20 (22nd May 2024)
Density : 13 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.88% (2010-2020)
Oconto County Court House image
Oconto County Court House
Oconto County Court House image

Geography

Oconto County is located at 44°59'55"N 88°13'14"W (44.9985100, -88.2205600). It has 6 neighbors: Door County, Forest County, Langlade County, Marinette County, Menominee County and Shawano County.

Oconto County map

The largest city of Oconto County is Stiles with a population of 1,534. Other cities include, Oconto population 1,365, Oconto Falls population 1,299, Gillett population 1,074 and Sampson population 932. See all Oconto County cities & populated places.

Oconto County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Oconto County.

City Name Population Title
Little Suamico 4,963 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Chase 3,100 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Abrams 1,926 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Stiles 1,534 Unincorporated community in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States
Pensaukee 1,423 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Oconto 1,365 City in and county seat of Oconto County, Wisconsin
Oconto Falls 1,299 Fourth-class city in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Gillett 1,074 City in Arkansas, USA
Morgan 1,006 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Townsend 1,005 Town in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States
Sampson 932 Human settlement in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Underhill 910 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Spruce 858 Town in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States
Mountain 851 Civil town in Oconto County, Wisconsin
Lakewood 846 Town in Oconto County, WI
Lena 751 Village in Oconto County, Wisconsin

Oconto County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Oconto County increased by 1.88% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 37,660 - census
2011 37,574 -0.23% estimation process
2012 37,418 -0.42% estimation process
2013 37,366 -0.14% estimation process
2014 37,460 0.25% estimation process
2015 37,472 0.03% estimation process
2016 37,475 0.01% estimation process
2017 37,531 0.15% estimation process
2018 37,824 0.77% estimation process
2019 37,930 0.28% estimation process
2020 38,383 1.18% estimation process

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