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Shawano, Wisconsin
City
Shawano Main Street Historic District
Shawano Main Street Historic District
Location of Shawano, Wisconsin
Location of Shawano, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area
 • Total 6.67 sq mi (17.28 km2)
 • Land 6.57 sq mi (17.02 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,305
 • Estimate (2012) 9,192
 • Density 1,416.3/sq mi (546.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 54166
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-72925
GNIS feature ID 1573978
Website City of Shawano
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The Shawano County Historical Society operates a museum with several restored, historic buildings.

Shawano is a city in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,305 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shawano County.

History

The name is from the Chippewa language, meaning "southern". (Cf. Ojibwe zhaawanong "in, to, from the south".) Much of the area's wealth was generated from pine and other timbers in the Wolf River Region and along the Embarrass River.

Geography

Shawano is located at Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
(44.776612, -88.602054). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.67 square miles (17.28 km2), of which, 6.57 square miles (17.02 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Transportation

Major highways

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WIS 22 travels north to Gillett and south to Clintonville.
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WIS 29 Eastbound WIS 29 routes to Green Bay. Westbound, WIS 29 routes to Wausau.
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WIS 47 travels north concurrent with WIS 55 to Keshena and south 8 miles (13 km) east on WIS 29 at Bonduel to Appleton.
WIS 55.svg
WIS 55 travels south concurrent with WIS 29 before it splits off towards Seymour 16 miles (26 km) to the east.

Airport

The city and county jointly operate the Shawano Municipal Airport (KEZS) which is located on Shawano Lake.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 890
1890 1,505 69.1%
1900 1,863 23.8%
1910 2,923 56.9%
1920 3,544 21.2%
1930 4,188 18.2%
1940 5,565 32.9%
1950 5,894 5.9%
1960 6,013 2.0%
1970 6,488 7.9%
1980 7,013 8.1%
1990 7,598 8.3%
2000 8,298 9.2%
2010 9,305 12.1%
Est. 2015 9,128 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,305 people, 3,960 households, and 2,299 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,416.3 inhabitants per square mile (546.8/km2). There were 4,309 housing units at an average density of 655.9 per square mile (253.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.4% White, 0.7% African American, 12.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 3,960 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.9% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,298 people, 3,432 households, and 2,076 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,389.9 per square mile (536.6/km2). There were 3,587 housing units at an average density of 600.8 per square mile (232.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.03% White, 0.33% African American, 7.88% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 3,432 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.91.

24.0% of the population was under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,546, and the median income for a family was $41,241. Males had a median income of $30,709 versus $19,905 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,380. About 8.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

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