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Mishicot, Wisconsin
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Location of Mishicot in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
Location of Mishicot in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°14′17″N 87°38′28″W / 44.23806°N 87.64111°W / 44.23806; -87.64111Coordinates: 44°14′17″N 87°38′28″W / 44.23806°N 87.64111°W / 44.23806; -87.64111
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Manitowoc
Established 1847
 • Total 2.60 sq mi (6.73 km2)
 • Land 2.55 sq mi (6.61 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
627 ft (191 m)
 • Total 1,442
 • Estimate 
 • Density 544.10/sq mi (210.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 920
FIPS code 55-53350
GNIS feature ID 1583731

Mishicot is a village in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,442 at the 2010 census. The village is adjacent to the Town of Mishicot.


In 1844, Daniel Smith moved from New York to Wisconsin to establish a sawmill on the site of what is now Mishicot. Three years later, in 1847, he founded the village, naming it after his friend, Chief Meshigaud, the leader of the local Potawatomi community. The original spelling of the village’s was Mishicott, with two T’s at the end. It is believed the second T was officially dropped around 1950, when the village was legally incorporated with the State of Wisconsin.

The early setters of the village and the surrounding rural farmlands came from a number of countries, but most prominently from Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland and Canada. In 1852, the name of the township and unincorporated village was changed to Saxonburg, but the name was reverted about 18 months later.

By the beginning of the 20th Century, the village would have six hotels, three general stores, a movie theater, a grist mill, a brewery, and three churches. The first public school was organized in 1849, and the first public school building was constructed the same year.


Mishicot is located at 44°14′6″N 87°38′29″W / 44.23500°N 87.64139°W / 44.23500; -87.64139 (44.235022, -87.641409).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.57 square miles (6.66 km2), of which, 2.52 square miles (6.53 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water. The East Twin River passes through the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 159
1960 762
1970 938 23.1%
1980 1,503 60.2%
1990 1,296 −13.8%
2000 1,422 9.7%
2010 1,442 1.4%
2019 (est.) 1,388 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,442 people, 623 households, and 419 families living in the village. The population density was 572.2 inhabitants per square mile (220.9/km2). There were 663 housing units at an average density of 263.1 per square mile (101.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 623 households, of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the village was 44.3 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.


The Mishicot School District serves the village of Mishicot and several surrounding towns. It operates O. H. Schultz Elementary School, Mishicot Middle School, and Mishicot Community High School. All are located in the village, with the entire campus situated in the northeastern part of the village. The middle and high schools are attached.

Notable people

  • Cindy Bremser: retired long-distance runner, 1984 U.S. Olympian
  • Vicki Goetze: LPGA golfer, U.S. Amateur and NCAA champion, 1988 and 1990 American Junior Golf Association Player of the Year
  • Edgar A. Jonas: U.S. Representative (1949–1955) from Illinois
  • Joseph Rankin: U.S. Representative (1883–1886) from Wisconsin
  • Christian Sarau: Wisconsin State Representative (1899) and State Senator (1903–1904)
  • Raymond J. Scheuer: Wisconsin State Representative (1933)
  • Nicholas H. Terens: Wisconsin State Assembly (1903)

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