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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
County
Official seal of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Seal
Map of Wisconsin showing Sheboygan County
Map of Wisconsin showing Sheboygan County
Wisconsin's location in the United States
Wisconsin's location in the United States
Country United States United States
State Wisconsin Wisconsin
Incorporated 1846
Area
 • Total 1,271 sq mi (3,290 km2)
 • Land 511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Water 760 sq mi (2,000 km2)
Area rank 6th largest county in Wisconsin
Population (2010)
 • Total 115,507
 • Rank 21st largest county in Wisconsin
 • Density 226/sq mi (87/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 53081, 53083, 53073, 53085, 53070, 53044, 53093, 53001, 53031, 53026, 53082
Area codes 920
Congressional districts 6th
Interstates

I-43.svg


State Routes

WIS 23.svg WIS 28.svg WIS 32.svg WIS 42.svg WIS 57.svg WIS 67.svg WIS 144.svg


Airports

Sheboygan County Memorial Airport


Waterways

Lake Michigan – Sheboygan River


Public transit Shoreline Metro
Website www.sheboygancounty.com

Sheboygan County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is named after the Sheboygan River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 115,507. Its county seat is Sheboygan. The county was created in 1836 and organized in 1846. At the time, it was located in the Wisconsin Territory.

Sheboygan County comprises the Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Part of the Holyland region is located in northwestern Sheboygan County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,271 square miles (3,290 km2), of which 511 square miles (1,320 km2) is land and 760 square miles (2,000 km2) (60%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-43.svg Interstate 43
  • WIS 23.svg Highway 23 (Wisconsin)
  • WIS 28.svg Highway 28 (Wisconsin)
  • 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 144.svg Highway 144 (Wisconsin)

Airport

Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (KSBM), serves the county and surrounding communities.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

USA Sheboygan County, Wisconsin age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sheboygan County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 133
1850 8,379 6,200.0%
1860 26,875 220.7%
1870 31,749 18.1%
1880 34,206 7.7%
1890 42,489 24.2%
1900 50,345 18.5%
1910 54,888 9.0%
1920 59,913 9.2%
1930 71,235 18.9%
1940 76,221 7.0%
1950 80,631 5.8%
1960 86,484 7.3%
1970 96,660 11.8%
1980 100,935 4.4%
1990 103,877 2.9%
2000 112,646 8.4%
2010 115,507 2.5%
Est. 2015 115,569 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 112,646 people, 43,545 households, and 29,915 families residing in the county. The population density was 219 people per square mile (85/km²). There were 45,947 housing units at an average density of 90 per square mile (35/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.71% White, 1.09% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 3.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races.

3.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.9% were of German, 7.8% Dutch and 5.4% American ancestry. 91.9% spoke English, 3.0% Spanish, 2.5% Hmong and 1.7% German as their first language.

There were 43,545 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males.

Communities

Cities

Rank Community Population Year Zip Code
1 Sheboygan 49,288 1846 53081
2 Plymouth 8,445 1880 53073
3 Sheboygan Falls 7,775 1835 53085

Villages

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

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