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New London is a city in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1851, the population was 7,295 at the 2010 census. Of this, 5,685 were in Waupaca County, and 1,640 were in Outagamie County. 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 F. J. Pfeifer of New London. It was named the state dog in 1986.HistoryNew London was established in 1852 and was named after New London, Connecticut by Reeder Smith, one of the town's founders whose father was from there. Reeder Smith built the plank road between Appleton and Stevens Point. New London became a lumber center and the terminus of steamboats plying the Wolf River from Oshkosh.GeographyNew London is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.78sqmi, of which, 5.55sqmi is land and 0.23sqmi is water. New London sits on both the Wolf and Embarrass Rivers, making it a destination for boaters and fishermen.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 7,295 people, 3,038 households, and 1,903 families residing in the city. The population density was 1314.4PD/sqmi. There were 3,310 housing units at an average density of 596.4/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population.Plan how to spend your time in New London and other destinations in United States using our United States itinerary builder app.
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