Appleton is a growing city in central-eastern Wisconsin, with a population of approximately 72,000 residents and a metro area of ~350,000. It is known as being safe, quiet, and visually pleasant. It is perhaps most famous as the boyhood town of Harry Houdini, the famed magician.
It is the largest city in St. Clair County. Appleton City was originally called Arlington, and under the latter name was platted in 1870. The present name is after the D. Appleton & Company, who helped build the town a library in exchange for the naming rights. A post office called Appleton City has been in operation since 1871. The Hudson City School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Appleton City is located at 38°11′24″N 94°1′43″W (38. 189953, -94. 028642). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1. 15 square miles (2. 98 km2), all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,127 people, 501 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 980. 0 inhabitants per square mile (378. 4/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 536. 5 per square mile (207. 1/km2).