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Shawano, Wisconsin
Shawano Main Street Historic District
Shawano Main Street Historic District
Location of Shawano in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Location of Shawano in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°46′36″N 88°36′7″W / 44.77667°N 88.60194°W / 44.77667; -88.60194Coordinates: 44°46′36″N 88°36′7″W / 44.77667°N 88.60194°W / 44.77667; -88.60194
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Shawano
Area
 • Total 6.94 sq mi (17.96 km2)
 • Land 6.70 sq mi (17.35 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Elevation
817 ft (249 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 9,305
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,935
 • Density 1,334.18/sq mi (515.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
54166
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-72925
GNIS feature ID 1573978
Website City of Shawano
2009-0620-Shawano-museum
The Shawano County Historical Society operates a museum with several restored, historic buildings.

Shawano (pronounced SHAW-no) 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 44°46′36″N 88°36′7″W / 44.77667°N 88.60194°W / 44.77667; -88.60194 (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

WIS 22.svg
WIS 22 travels north to Gillett and south to Clintonville.
WIS 29.svg
WIS 29 Eastbound WIS 29 routes to Green Bay. Westbound, WIS 29 routes to Wausau.
WIS 47.svg
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%
2019 (est.) 8,935 −4.0%
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.

Economy

The Wisconsin Towns Association has its headquarters in Shawano.

Shawano is a member of Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. (SCEPI), a countywide economic development organization.

Shawano was ranked by NerdWallet as the 10th best place to start a business in Wisconsin.

Notable people

  • George E. Beedle — Wisconsin State Representative, was born in Shawano.
  • Henry Albert Brauer — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Shawano.
  • Robert W. Cone — United States Army General, lived in Shawano.
  • Walter J. Dolan — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Shawano.
  • Evelyn Frechette — love and accomplice of John Dillinger, lived in Shawano.
  • George Grimmer — Wisconsin State Senator, lived in Shawano.
  • William Horvath — Wisconsin State Representative and conservationist, born in Shawano.
  • Frank W. Humphrey — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Shawano.
  • John David Kast — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Shawano.
  • Antone Kuckuk — Wisconsin State Senator, was a member of the Shawano School Board.
  • George W. Latta — Wisconsin State Representative and lawyer, lived in Shawano.
  • Daniel P. Leaf — U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General, former Commander of United States Pacific Command.
  • Louis Leroy — MLB player, lived in Shawano.
  • Joseph McCarthy once worked here as a lawyer in the 1930s. He was also a circuit court judge.
  • Myron Hawley McCord — U.S. Representative, lived in Shawano.
  • Herman Naber — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in and was mayor of Shawano
  • Dan Neumeier — MLB player, was born in Shawano.
  • Daniel H. Pulcifer — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in and was mayor of Shawano
  • Billy Reed — MLB player, was born in Shawano.
  • Lee RemmelNFL historian, was born and raised in Shawano.
  • Michael J. Wallrich — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in and was Mayor of Shawano.
  • King Weeman — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in and was Mayor of Shawano.
  • Otto Oscar Wiegand — Wisconsin State Representative, lived in Shawano.
  • Bradley Keuschel — Shawano Alderman, lives in Wescott. <ref> http://www.newmedia-wi.com/content/shawano-county-contested-election-race-results <ref>

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