Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
SheboyganCountyCourthouse.jpg
The Sheboygan County Courthouse
Seal of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sheboygan County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded December 17, 1838
Seat Sheboygan
Largest city Sheboygan
Area
 • Total 1,271 sq mi (3,292 km2)
 • Land 511 sq mi (1,323 km2)
 • Water 760 sq mi (1,968 km2), 59.8%
Population
 • (2010) 115,507
 • Density 226/sq mi (87/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.sheboygancounty.com

Sheboygan County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is named after the Sheboygan River.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 115,507.[2] Its county seat is Sheboygan.[3]

Sheboygan County comprises the Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Holyland region is located in a small section of the northwest section of Sheboygan County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,271 square miles (3,290 km2), of which 511 square miles (1,320 km2) is land and 760 square miles (2,000 km2) (59.8%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sheboygan County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 133
1850 8,379 6,200.0%
1860 26,875 220.7%
1870 31,749 18.1%
1880 34,206 7.7%
1890 42,489 24.2%
1900 50,345 18.5%
1910 54,888 9.0%
1920 59,913 9.2%
1930 71,235 18.9%
1940 76,221 7.0%
1950 80,631 5.8%
1960 86,484 7.3%
1970 96,660 11.8%
1980 100,935 4.4%
1990 103,877 2.9%
2000 112,646 8.4%
2010 115,507 2.5%
Est. 2012 115,009 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2012[2]
The Sheboygan County Historical Museum
Grandstand at the Sheboygan County fairgrounds

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 112,646 people, 43,545 households, and 29,915 families residing in the county. The population density was 219 people per square mile (85/km²). There were 45,947 housing units at an average density of 90 per square mile (35/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.71% White, 1.09% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 3.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races.

3.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.9% were of German, 7.8% Dutch and 5.4% American ancestry. 91.9% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish, 2.5% Hmong and 1.7% German as their first language.

There were 43,545 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

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Cities, villages, and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winnebago Took Its Name from an Indian Tribe". The Post-Crescent. December 28, 1963. p. 14. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 43°43′N 87°40′W / 43.72°N 87.66°W / 43.72; -87.66