About This Place
New London is a city in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 7,295 at the 2010 census. The city has a Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Irish Fest, and week-long festivities, when the city's name is changed to "New Dublin" for the week. The American Water Spaniel was developed as a registered breed by Dr. F.J. Pfeifer of New London. It was named the state dog in 1986 after several attempts by Lyle Brumm, an 8th grade social studies teacher who initiated the bill to teach students about state government.
New London is located at 44°23′14″N 88°44′25″W / 44.38722°N 88.74028°W / 44.38722; -88.74028 (44.387142, -88.740140). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²), of which, 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.06%) is water. New London sits on both the Wolf and Embarrass Rivers making it a destination for boaters and fishermen.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,085 people, 2,894 households, and 1,843 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,265.5 people per square mile (488.5/km²). There were 3,045 housing units at an average density of 543.9 per square mile (209.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 0.20% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.