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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Official seal of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing Manitowoc County
Map of Wisconsin showing Manitowoc County
Wisconsin's location in the United States
Wisconsin's location in the United States
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Incorporated 1848
County seat City of Manitowoc
Incorporated Municipalities
 • Type County
 • Body Board of Supervisors
 • Board President Jim Brey
 • County Board 25 commissioners
 • Total 1,494 sq mi (3,870 km2)
 • Land 589 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Water 905 sq mi (2,340 km2)
Area rank 6th largest county in Wisconsin
Population (2010)
 • Total 81,442
 • Rank 21st largest county in Wisconsin
 • Density 138/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
Area codes 920
Congressional districts 6th

U.S. Routes

State Routes


Manitowoc County Airport


Lake MichiganManitowoc River

Public transit Maritime Metro Transit

Manitowoc County is a

  • Manitowoc County

External links

  • Falge, Louis (ed.). History of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1912. Vol. 1, Vol. 2
  • Langill, Ellen, Robin E. Butler, Rachel Young, and MaryBeth Matzek. Manitowoc County: A Beacon on the Lakeshore. Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee Pub. Group, 1999.
  • Plumb, Ralph Gordon. A History of Manitowoc County. Manitowoc, Wis.: Brant Print & Binding Co., 1904.
  • Rapper, Joseph J. Story of a Century, 1848-1948: Manitowoc County During Wisconsin's First Hundred Years. Manitowoc, Wis.: Manitowoc County Centennial Committee, 1948.

Further reading

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places





The county executive is Bob Ziegelbauer. He is serving his second term in that position after being elected in April 2006 and reelected in April 2010. The county is served by a 25-member county board.


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

There were 32,721 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 82,887 people, 32,721 households, and 22,348 families residing in the county. The population density was 140 people per square mile (54/km²). There were 34,651 housing units at an average density of 59 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.90% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.7% were of German, 7.3% Polish, 5.3% Czech and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English, 1.8% Spanish, 1.3% Hmong and 1.1% German as their first language.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Manitowoc County.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,494 square miles (3,870 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 905 square miles (2,340 km2) (61%) is water.[4]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Government 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
  • Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Manitowoc County comprises the Manitowoc, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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