Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

Sheboygan County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is named after the Sheboygan River.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population was 118,034.[2] Its county seat is Sheboygan.[3] The county was created in 1836 and organized in 1846.[4] At the time, it was located in the Wisconsin Territory. Sheboygan County comprises the Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. Part of the Holyland region is located in northwestern Sheboygan County.

Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Sheboygan County Courthouse
Flag of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Official seal of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing Sheboygan County
Map of Wisconsin showing Sheboygan County
Wisconsin's location in the contiguous United States
Wisconsin's location in the contiguous United States
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Incorporated1846
Named forSheboygan River
County seatSheboygan
Largest citySheboygan
Incorporated municipalities
28 (total)
  • 3 cities
  • 19 towns
  • 11 villages
Government
 • TypeCounty
 • BodyBoard of Supervisors
 • Board PresidentRoger L. Te Stroete
 • County Board25 commissioners
Area
 • Total1,271 sq mi (3,290 km2)
 • Land511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Water760 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Rank56th largest county in Wisconsin
Population
 (2020)
 • Total118,034
 • Rank13th largest county in Wisconsin
 • Density93/sq mi (36/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
ZIP Code
53081, 53083, 53073, 53085, 53070, 53044, 53093, 53001, 53031, 53026, 53082
Area codes920
Congressional districts6th
InterstatesI-43.svg
State RoutesWIS 23.svg WIS 28.svg WIS 32.svg WIS 42.svg WIS 57.svg WIS 67.svg WIS 144.svg
AirportsSheboygan County Memorial Airport
WaterwaysLake MichiganSheboygan RiverNorth Branch Milwaukee River
Public transitShoreline Metro
Websitesheboygancountywi.gov

GeographyEdit

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) (60%) is water.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

RailroadsEdit

BusesEdit

AirportEdit

Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (KSBM), serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent countiesEdit

ClimateEdit

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Source: [6]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840133
18508,3796,200.0%
186026,875220.7%
187031,74918.1%
188034,2067.7%
189042,48924.2%
190050,34518.5%
191054,8889.0%
192059,9139.2%
193071,23518.9%
194076,2217.0%
195080,6315.8%
196086,4847.3%
197096,66011.8%
1980100,9354.4%
1990103,8772.9%
2000112,6468.4%
2010115,5072.5%
2020118,0342.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2020[2][11]

As of the census of 2020,[12] the population was 118,034. The population density was 230.7 inhabitants per square mile (89.1/km2). There were 52,303 housing units at an average density of 102.2 per square mile (39.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.2% White, 5.9% Asian, 2.2% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.9% from other races, and 5.4% from two or more races. Ethnically, the population was 7.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

 
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sheboygan County

As of the census[13] 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.

In 2017, there were 1,204 births, giving a general fertility rate of 61.3 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 31st lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[14] Additionally, there were 81 reported induced abortions performed on women of Sheboygan County residence in 2017.[15]

CommunitiesEdit

 
Sheboygan County Historical Museum
 
Grandstand at the Sheboygan County fairgrounds

CitiesEdit

Rank Community Population Year Zip Code
1 Sheboygan 49,288 1846 53081
2 Plymouth 8,445 1880 53073
3 Sheboygan Falls 7,775 1835 53085

VillagesEdit

TownsEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townsEdit

Public High SchoolsEdit

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Sheboygan County, Wisconsin[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 37,609 56.97% 27,101 41.06% 1,301 1.97%
2016 32,514 54.40% 23,000 38.48% 4,252 7.11%
2012 34,072 54.38% 27,918 44.56% 661 1.06%
2008 30,801 49.59% 30,395 48.94% 911 1.47%
2004 34,458 55.02% 27,608 44.08% 559 0.89%
2000 29,648 53.71% 23,569 42.70% 1,984 3.59%
1996 20,067 42.69% 22,022 46.85% 4,914 10.45%
1992 22,526 41.29% 20,568 37.70% 11,465 21.01%
1988 23,471 49.75% 23,429 49.66% 277 0.59%
1984 26,345 55.05% 21,112 44.12% 396 0.83%
1980 23,036 47.42% 20,974 43.18% 4,565 9.40%
1976 22,332 47.13% 24,226 51.13% 825 1.74%
1972 21,500 49.40% 21,114 48.52% 905 2.08%
1968 17,764 44.86% 20,170 50.93% 1,668 4.21%
1964 12,968 32.88% 26,410 66.95% 67 0.17%
1960 21,676 53.89% 18,425 45.81% 120 0.30%
1956 22,077 59.91% 14,540 39.46% 235 0.64%
1952 22,084 59.00% 15,136 40.44% 212 0.57%
1948 12,459 43.05% 15,339 53.00% 1,144 3.95%
1944 15,291 49.42% 15,062 48.68% 585 1.89%
1940 15,305 48.21% 15,800 49.77% 642 2.02%
1936 8,865 31.59% 17,415 62.06% 1,783 6.35%
1932 7,454 27.96% 18,029 67.62% 1,178 4.42%
1928 12,640 51.17% 11,439 46.31% 622 2.52%
1924 6,974 34.56% 1,350 6.69% 11,857 58.75%
1920 11,994 68.95% 1,895 10.89% 3,507 20.16%
1916 5,562 52.92% 3,885 36.96% 1,063 10.11%
1912 2,692 27.97% 3,968 41.23% 2,965 30.81%
1908 5,948 52.40% 4,405 38.81% 998 8.79%
1904 6,121 57.18% 3,430 32.04% 1,153 10.77%
1900 5,927 53.77% 4,049 36.73% 1,047 9.50%
1896 6,644 62.50% 3,327 31.30% 660 6.21%
1892 3,638 40.27% 5,126 56.74% 270 2.99%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Winnebago Took Its Name from an Indian Tribe". The Post-Crescent. December 28, 1963. p. 14. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Sheboygan County, Wisconsin". Archived from the original on January 17, 2021. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  12. ^ "2020 Decennial Census: Sheboygan County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  14. ^ "Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables". Archived from the original on June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  15. ^ Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Section: Trend Information, 2013-2017, Table 18, pages 17-18
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

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