Workforce Development Area Directory
WDA 4 - Fox Valley
Fox Valley region is composed of six counties in the East Central area of Wisconsin: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties.
One of the counties (Calumet) resides in the Appleton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The Fond
du Lac and Oshkosh – Neenah MSA’s are also included in the WDA. The MSA portion of the region
accounts for 78 percent of the region's labor force and employment, and consistently records levels
of unemployment lower than both the state and national rates. With employment in excess of 7,500
individuals, transportation equipment manufacturing is the largest industrial sector in this area
with the majority of these jobs located in the Fox Cities portion of the region.
Wisconsin’s Fox Valley WDA has 3,160 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 129 people per square mile. From 1970 to 2010, WDA 4’s population grew by 32.8%.
WDA 4 has a total of 224* K-12 public schools. There are 15 post-secondary schools, including 8 Wisconsin Technical College Campuses.
In 2011, manufacturing was the largest of the 11 major industrial sectors within WDA 4 with an average annual wage of $52,277. ** Per capita income grew by 31.9% between 2000 and 2010.***
* Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
** Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Labor Market Information Section, WI DWD
*** United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce
Last updated 10/3/2012