Steinhausen, Switzerland

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

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Coat of arms of Steinhausen
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Location of Steinhausen
Steinhausen is located in Switzerland
Steinhausen is located in 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
 • Total5.10 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
427 m (1,401 ft)
 • Total10,025
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
SFOS number1708
Surrounded byBaar, Cham, Kappel am Albis (ZH), Knonau (ZH), Zug
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Steinhausen is first mentioned in 1173 as Steinhusin.[3]


View from the Zugerberg over Zug, with Steinhausen in the background
Aerial view (1965)

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 2019) of 10,129.[5] 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. Another station, Steinhausen Rigiblick railway station was opened in 2012.

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  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  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
  5. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2020.

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