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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Flag of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Flag
Official seal of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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Map of Wisconsin showing Manitowoc County
Map of Wisconsin showing Manitowoc County
Wisconsin's location in the United States
Wisconsin's location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Incorporated 1848
County seat City of Manitowoc
Incorporated Municipalities
Government
 • Type County
 • Body Board of Supervisors
Area
 • 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
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 81,442
 • Estimate 
(2020)
78,757
 • Rank 21st largest county in Wisconsin
 • Density 54.513/sq mi (21.047/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (Central)
Area codes 920
Congressional districts 6th
Interstates I-43.svg
U.S. Routes US 10.svg US 151 (WI).svg
State Routes WIS 32.svg WIS 42.svg WIS 57.svg WIS 67.svg WIS 147.svg WIS 310.svg
Airports Manitowoc County Airport
Waterways Lake MichiganManitowoc River
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.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,494 square miles (3,870 km2), of which 589 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 905 square miles (2,340 km2) (61%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-43.svg Interstate 43
  • US 10.svg U.S. Highway 10
  • US 151.svg U.S. Highway 151
  • WIS 32.svg Highway 32 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 42.svg Highway 42 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 57.svg Highway 57 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 67.svg Highway 67 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 147.svg Highway 147 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 310.svg Highway 310 (Wisconsin)

Airport

Manitowoc County Airport (KMTW) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 235
1850 3,702 1,475.3%
1860 22,416 505.5%
1870 33,364 48.8%
1880 37,505 12.4%
1890 37,831 0.9%
1900 42,261 11.7%
1910 44,978 6.4%
1920 51,644 14.8%
1930 58,674 13.6%
1940 61,617 5.0%
1950 67,159 9.0%
1960 75,215 12.0%
1970 82,294 9.4%
1980 82,918 0.8%
1990 80,421 −3.0%
2000 82,887 3.1%
2010 81,442 −1.7%
2020 (est.) 78,757 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2020
USA Manitowoc County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Manitowoc County.

The 2000 census shows Manitowoc County as having 82,887 people, 32,721 households and 22,348 families.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. 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 is spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23% 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.

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Unincorporated communities

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