Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
ManitowocCountyCourthouseJune2010.jpg
The Manitowoc County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Seal of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Manitowoc County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Seat Manitowoc
Largest city Manitowoc
Area
 • Total 1,494 sq mi (3,869 km2)
 • Land 589 sq mi (1,526 km2)
 • Water 905 sq mi (2,344 km2), 60.6%
Population
 • (2010) 81,442
 • Density 138/sq mi (53/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.manitowoc.wi.us

Manitowoc County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,442.[1] Its county seat is Manitowoc.[2]

Manitowoc County comprises the Manitowoc, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[edit]

The County Executive is Bob Ziegelbauer serving his second term after being elected to the position in the April 2006 election and reelected in April 2010. The county is also served by a 25-member County Board.

Geography[edit]

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) (60.6%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Manitowoc County.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 235
1850 3,702 1,475.3%
1860 22,416 505.5%
1870 33,364 48.8%
1880 37,505 12.4%
1890 37,831 0.9%
1900 42,261 11.7%
1910 44,978 6.4%
1920 51,644 14.8%
1930 58,674 13.6%
1940 61,617 5.0%
1950 67,159 9.0%
1960 75,215 12.0%
1970 82,294 9.4%
1980 82,918 0.8%
1990 80,421 −3.0%
2000 82,887 3.1%
2010 81,442 −1.7%
Est. 2012 80,671 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]
Manitowoc County Expo Grounds
Sign marking entrance to Manitowoc County in Kiel
Manitowoc County Jail

As of the census[8] 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.

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.

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.

Communities[edit]

Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 44°09′N 87°33′W / 44.15°N 87.55°W / 44.15; -87.55