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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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Fond du Lac is a city located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 42,203. The city is located mostly within the Town of Fond du Lac, although a small portion extends into adjacent towns.

Together with surrounding communities, the Fond du Lac metropolitan area was, according to the 2000 census, home to 57,479 people. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Fond du Lac Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Fond du Lac County (2000 population: 97,296).

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Geography

Fond du Lac is located at 43°46'30" North, 88°26'41" West (43.775139, -88.444907)Template:GR.

Location of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.1 km² (18.2 mi²). 43.7 km² (16.9 mi²) of it is land and 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.31% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 42,203 people, 16,638 households, and 10,282 families residing in the city. The population density is 965.9/km² (2,501.3/mi²). There are 17,519 housing units at an average density of 401.0/km² (1,038.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.59% White, 1.86% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 2.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,638 households out of which 30.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% are non-families. 30.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $41,113, and the median income for a family is $50,341. Males have a median income of $35,682 versus $22,492 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,996. 7.5% of the population and 4.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.9% of those under the age of 18 and 8.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Local celebrity

Having eaten over 20,000 Big Mac hamburgers, Don Gorske is the undisputed Guinness world record holder of Big Mac consumption. He claims the Big Mac constitutes 90% of his total solid food intake and he basically drinks nothing but Coca Cola. He is featured in the documentary Super Size Me (2004).

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