Community Profile

Local Statistics

Demographic Profile

Development Assistance

For detailed information on zoning, applications, and procedures please look over our “Zoning Ordinance” and “Planning Applications” pages. For further assistance, please contact George Dearborn or Dan Dieck at 920-720-7105.


Skilled Workforce

The Fox Valley is home to a well-educated workforce, as indicated by census data; 35% of 25-34 year olds in the Village hold a bachelor’s degree, compared to 31.7% in the Appleton Metro area, and 32.5% in Wisconsin. Residents in this age group have also increased in the Village faster than the state-wide average, providing the Village of Fox Crossing with an influx of skilled workforce. 22% of the 25 and older population living in the Appleton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) hold a bachelor’s degree, which is slightly higher than the national average of 21%. Similar to the Appleton Metro Area, 20.8% of 25 and older population in the Village hold a bachelor’s degree. Click here for more information


County Hwy BB delineates the northern border of the Village, and County Hwy II (Winchester Road) forms the majority of the southern border. County Hwy CB, State Road 47, and State Road 76 all provide local North/South access. Two U.S. Highways intersect within the Village of Fox Crossing, providing excellent access that few other municipalities can match. U.S. Highway 10 runs East/West, and U.S. Highway 41 runs North/South.


The Appleton International Airport is adjacent to the northern border of the Village. The airport has two runways, and is the third largest airport in the state. The airport includes four large airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Air, and United Airlines) with nonstop service to 15 destinations including five major hubs (Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Denver), seven warm-weather destinations (Fort Myers/Punta Garda, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Sarasota/Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, and Tampa/St. Pete) plus a seasonal flight to Savannah.


Valley Transit has been providing safe and reliable public transportation to the many communities that comprise the Fox Cities. Along with Fox Crossing, Valley Transit provides transportation to Appleton, Buchanan, Grand Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Neenah, and Menasha.


Service is provided by Canadian National, which is located near several industrial sites, many of which have spurs serving the sites.

Local Economy

The Midwest has a reputation of economic resiliency; its unemployment rate is 3.25%, compared to the nation’s 3.61%. The Village’s rate is lower yet, at 2.4%. Similar to other communities nationwide, the Fox Cities’ economy has experienced a substantial gain in service sector employment and has emerged as a retail hub for Northeast and East Central Wisconsin. Still, manufacturing remains the largest employment sector, accounting for 25.1% of total employment in the Village. Education, healthcare, and social assistance has become the second largest employment sector, at 16.95%.


Wisconsin’s public education is ahead of the curve, in both students and infrastructure. Wisconsin is ranked #8 ( out of the 50 states when it comes to K12 public education. Public education is also well-funded; Wisconsin ranks 25th ( in school revenue per student. The Village is serviced by the Menasha Joint School District, Neenah Joint School District, and the Appleton Joint School District. Area students consistently outperform state test averages, which is significant, as Wisconsin regularly surpasses national averages. The high school graduation rate within the region is 93%, compared to the state’s average of 89%, and the nation’s average of 86%. The new Neenah High School will be located in the Village, and is anticipated to be opened to students in fall 2023.

The Village is home to the private St. Mary’s Catholic High School, which serves 235 students grades 9-12. St. Mary’s Catholic High School has been ranked #2 of the best private high schools in the Fox Valley region.

Higher Education

There are many post-secondary institutions in or near the Fox Cities that provide high quality education.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Fox Cities Campus) is a two-year university adjacent to the Village of Fox Crossing. This is a great asset to the region as it enables students to easily enter the outstanding UW system, and to complete their general degree requirements (GDR). By taking classes at the Fox Cities campus, you can save between $3,200–$28,000 in tuition and fees compared to other UW System schools and local private colleges. UW Oshkosh (Fox Cities Campus) does offer bachelor’s degree programs, but its largest service is providing the GDR classes needed at 4-year UW-universities. Best of all, students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have a guaranteed transfer to any 4 year university of their choice.

There are two public bachelorette-granting colleges located within 30 minutes of the Fox Cities: The University of Wisconsin (UW) – Green Bay, and UW – Oshkosh ). Student enrollment at UW-Green Bay is 8,970, and UW-Oshkosh has an enrollment of 13,513. UWGB specializes in business, psychology, nursing, education, behavioral sciences, computers sciences, and history. UWO specializes in nursing, biology, education, human services, psychology, kinesiology, and finance.

Lawrence University is a private liberal arts college located just east of downtown Appleton on the northern banks of the Fox River. The college’s enrollment in 2017 was 1,473. It offers bachelor’s degrees in most liberal arts. It has added or strengthened programs in, among other areas, music, data science, computer science, creative writing, neuroscience, psychology, environmental science, ethnic studies, and global studies. Lawrence University is ranked as the number 1 liberal arts college in the state of Wisconsin, and one of the best in the nation in U.S. News & World’s Report’s annual college best rankings.

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) specializes in adult education and is a statewide leader in vocational training. Its Grand Chute campus is the largest technical college campus in the state. FVTC specializes in business administration and management, welding, criminal justice, nursing, and interior design. FVTC is one of the most efficient and affordable options for higher education in the Fox Valley, with also having a high graduation rate of 92%.

Other local post-secondary institutions include Rasmussen College, Globe University, Gill-Tech Academy, University of Phoenix Learning Center, Empire Beauty School, and Lakeland College. Visit Fox Cities Online for a complete list of the area’s educational facilities.


Housing cost in the Village of Fox Crossing is well below the national average.

Median gross rent:
Village of Fox Crossing: $837
Wisconsin: $867
United States: $1,096

Median price of owner-occupied homes:
Village of Fox Crossing: $165,300
Wisconsin: $189,200
United States: $229,800

Health Care

There are three major medical centers located near the Village of Fox Crossing; ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton, and Ascension NE Wisconsin – St. Elizabeth Campus. Located on Doty Island in Neenah, ThedaCare Medical Center operates the ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter, and is the Fox Valley’s only Level II Trauma Center. ThedaCare is home to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, including the area’s only neo-natal intensive care unit. The hospital also houses the ThedaCare Stroke Center; which is a certified Primary Stroke Center.


The Village of Fox Crossing Parks and Recreation Department maintains an abundance of trails, natural areas, and parks. There are 16 parks in the Village. Recreational facilities include baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, a boat or canoe/kayak launch, a disc golf course, ice rinks, playground equipment, sledding hills, snowshoeing/cross country skiing trails, soccer fields, and tennis and volleyball courts, along with other various facilities.

Check out the Parks and Recreation page for more information on events happening throughout the Village.


Crime rates are very low in the Village of Fox Crossing. In 2021, the national crime rate 0.4 crimes per 1,000 people. Wisconsin was much lower at 3.2 per 1,000 people, and the Village was less 2.27 per 1,000. More Information


Wisconsin is known for its four distinct seasons, a result of its humid continental climate. Appleton (just northeast of the Village) averages a winter high of just below freezing, at 28 degrees. The area also receives adequate snowfall to accommodate a variety of winter sports. The average summer high is a warm 79 degrees, which in turn favors many summer activities.