Despite what its name would imply, the city of Appleton has absolutely nothing to do with apples. Appleton is a pleasant community with a good quality of life, situated on the Fox River. The income of the typical family sits around $53,000, right on par with the national average. While not being overly affluent, Appleton is still a place where families can grow and contribute to the community. Many of the citizens of Appleton have children and 25% of the population is made up of people under the age of 18.
While Appleton is not a well-known city across Wisconsin, let alone the country, there have been some quite successful people to come from the city. This could be due to Appleton’s high quality education, with 92% of citizens above the age of 25 holding a high school degree, or it could just be luck. Regardless, Appleton has produced nationally renowned individuals, including former NFL running back Rocky Bleier, famous Republican senator Joseph McCarthy, and even the most famous magician to ever live, Harry Houdini. While all citizens do not become as famous as these people, Appleton does have the school system and economic prosperity to provide a good life to all families.