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Chilton is a city in Calumet County, in the Appleton metro area.
It is the county seat.
Tradition has it that the intended name was "Chillington," after a settler's native home in England, but that it was misspelled.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Chilton. For links to other places called Chilton, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chilton is 44.028N. The longitude is -88.162W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,646.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chilton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calumet County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Appleton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53014 ZIP code.
58% of Chilton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chilton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chilton was $19,778, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Chilton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Chilton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $832.
Libraries in Chilton include Chilton Public Library ... View libraries
Calumet County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chilton political report.
The average commute time for Chilton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Chilton include Best Western Stanton Inn.
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