Little Chute, Wisconsin

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Little Chute is a village in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States.

The name is a semi-anglicized version of the original French name La Petite Chute (Little Falls), in reference to rapids on the nearby Fox River. The town was founded as the mission of St. John Nepomucene in 1836 and eventually saw the arrival of thousands of Dutch immigrants, creating a unique Catholic Dutch-American community. The population was 10,476 at the 2000 census. It is the home of The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival and the Dutch festival of Kermis.



Little Chute is located at 44°17′03″N 88°18′49″W / 44.284087°N 88.313629°W / 44.284087; -88.313629 (44.284087, -88.313629).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.1 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,476 people, 3,878 households, and 2,803 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,538.0 per square mile (979.9 /km2). There were 3,956 housing units at an average density of 958.4 per square mile (370.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.96% White, 0.10% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

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