Demographics

The City of Kaukauna is home to a hard-working, highly educated workforce and is within a 20 minute commute of two major metros (Appleton and Green Bay). Our community has low unemployment and our workforce supports major employers, particularly in advanced manufacturing, as well as a large percentage of small businesses that call Kaukauna home.


The City of Kaukauna is home to more than 16,000 residents and is the easternmost community in the Fox Cities region. Kaukauna residents are known to be hardworking and the community has a long history tied to advanced manufacturing and the paper industry.
Kaukauna's labor force consists of 9,300 individuals and features more than 500 businesses, ranging in size from solo entrepreneurs to major employers. Our business base employs nearly 7,000 people. With close proximity to both the Green Bay and Appleton metropolitan areas, employers have access to a population of more than 200,000.
Kaukauna has record low unemployment, 2.3% as of 2018.
The median age in Kaukauna is 37. Median wages are $21.19 per hour, and median household income is $64,483 per year.
The majority of Kaukauna residents have a high school level education. 37.82% of Kaukauna residents have earned a college degree.
Kaukauna residents benefit from high quality, affordable housing stock (median home value is $150,000), excellent public and private schools and short commute times. Kaukauna's residents average a 19 minute work commute. Kaukauna is home to a large number of parks, and an expanding recreational trail network.