Kiel, Wisconsin

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Kiel, Wisconsin

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High Points

Kiel strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Kiel Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Kiel Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Kiel Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Kiel Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Kiel People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Kiel Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kiel Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Kiel, Wisconsin

Comparing Kiel to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 5 5
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 6

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Kiel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Manitowoc
Standard Zip Codes 53042
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.912
Longitude -88.035

Kiel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Kiel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,450 100%
Male 1,651 47.9%
Female 1,799 52.1%
Under 18 910 26.4%
18+ 2,540 73.6%
65+ 546 15.8%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.04
White 3,401 98.6%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 16 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 8 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 0.7%

Estimated Kiel Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,507
Growth 57
Growth % 1.7%

Kiel Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 74.9%
US/American 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Irish 2.8%
Polish 2.6%
English 1.9%
Dutch 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
European 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kiel 3,450 $53,798
Chilton 3,708 $51,581
Elkhart Lake 1,021 $60,694
Glenbeulah 378 $47,045
New Holstein 3,301 $48,173
St. Cloud 497 $56,625
St. Nazianz 749 $43,750

Kiel Public Libraries

Kiel Public Library
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(920) 894-7122
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Kiel High Schools (2004)

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Serves 556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4

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