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Oconto Falls is a city in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,843 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Oconto Falls is located at 44°52′29″N 88°8′34″W / 44.87472°N 88.14278°W / 44.87472; -88.14278 (44.874989, -88.1429)[1].

Location of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (7.56%) is water.

The city is separated by east and west sides by the Oconto River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,843 people, 1,166 households, and 719 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,056.5 people per square mile (408.1/km²). There were 1,231 housing units at an average density of 457.4/sq mi (176.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,166 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,884, and the median income for a family was $41,107. Males had a median income of $32,386 versus $22,616 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,170. About 5.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


  • Oconto Falls School District
  • Oconto Falls High School
  • Oconto Falls Elementary School
  • Washington Middle School
  • St. Anthony Catholic School
  • Jefferson Elementary School (defunct - closed 1996, torn down in 2003)
  • Spruce Charter School


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