Steinhausen, Switzerland

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Coat of arms of Steinhausen
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Steinhausen is located in Switzerland
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Steinhausen is located in Canton of Zug
Steinhausen (Canton of Zug)
Coordinates: 47°12′N 8°29′E / 47.200°N 8.483°E / 47.200; 8.483Coordinates: 47°12′N 8°29′E / 47.200°N 8.483°E / 47.200; 8.483
Country Switzerland
Canton Zug
District n.a.
 • Total 5.04 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Elevation 427 m (1,401 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 9,735
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postal code 6312
SFOS number 1708
Surrounded by Baar, Cham, Kappel am Albis (ZH), Knonau (ZH), Zug
SFSO statistics

Steinhausen is a city in the canton of Zug in Switzerland.


Steinhausen is first mentioned in 1173 as Steinhusin.[3]


View from the Zugerberg over Zug, with Steinhausen in the background

Steinhausen has an area, as of 2006, of 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi). Of this area, 50.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 15.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 33.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located on the north-west edge of the Lorze river flood plain. It consists of the village of Steinhausen and the hamlets of Bann and Erli.


Steinhausen has a population (as of 31 December 2016) of 9,735.[2] As of 2007, 19.3% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 8.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (86.2%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 3.4%) and Italian being third ( 2.8%).[4]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 28.7% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (22.7%), the FDP (19.7%) and the Green Party (19.5%).[4]

In Steinhausen about 78.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Steinhausen has an unemployment rate of 1.77%. As of 2005, there were 77 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 27 businesses involved in this sector. 2,185 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 102 businesses in this sector. 3,078 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 431 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3]

year population
1771 389
1850 490
1900 443
1910 470
1950 1,078
1970 4,138
1990 7,207
2000 8,801


Steinhausen railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the line S5. It is a 43 minute ride from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Steinhausen in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 22-Sep-2009

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