Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
|Manitowoc County, Wisconsin|
Map of Wisconsin showing Manitowoc County
Wisconsin's location in the United States
|County seat||City of Manitowoc|
|• 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|
|• Rank||21st largest county in Wisconsin|
|• Density||138/sq mi (53/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central (UTC-5)|
|Public transit||Maritime Metro Transit|
Manitowoc County // is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,442. Its county seat is Manitowoc. The county was created in 1836 prior to Wisconsin's statehood and organized in 1848.
Manitowoc County comprises the Manitowoc, WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Manitowoc County Airport (KMTW) serves the county and surrounding communities.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census 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.
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.[needs update] The county is served by a 25 member county board.
- Cato Falls
- Clarks Mills
- Hickory Grove
- Kellners Corners
- Louis Corners
- Maple Grove
- Meggers (partial)
- North Grimms
- Reifs Mills
- School Hill
- Spring Valley
- Tisch Mills (partial)
- Two Creeks
- Wells (partial)
In the media
The Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer (2015) explores the arrests and trials in 2007 of Manitowoc County residents Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey for the murder of Teresa Halbach, who disappeared in October 2005. The series describes an earlier wrongful conviction of Avery, for which he served 18 years, and his subsequent lawsuit against Manitowoc County. It then focuses on the procedures of the Calumet County Sheriff's Office and the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department, which investigated the later Halbach case.
Sign marking entrance to Manitowoc County in Kiel
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||Brown County||Kewaunee County|
|Calumet County||Lake Michigan|