dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc county, is 23 miles N of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 73 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. About 34,053 people live in Manitowoc.

Manitowoc History

The community was named after an Ojibwe word, Munedoowk, meaning the habitation of good spirit. Manitowoc County was separated from Brown County by an act of the Territorial Legislature in 1838. The first settlers in the area were Matthew Stanley and his wife, who settled here in 1820. The area was officially chartered as a village in 1851 and incorporated as a city in 1870. The community houses the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Manitowoc and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park
  • Hamilton Wood Type Museum
  • Point Beach State Forest
  • Two Rivers History Museum

Things To Do In Manitowoc

While in Manitowoc, one can visit parks like the Point Beach State Forest, the Kohler-Andrae State Park and the Heritage Hill State Park. The Meadow Links Golf Course is located nearby. Local houses of worship include Saint John’s United Church of Christ, the Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue and the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Nearby tourist attractions include the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the Pine Crest Historical Village. The city hosts festivals like Oktoberfest, Germanfest every July and the Fall Harvest Fest every September.

Manitowoc Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.

Manitowoc Higher Education

Silver Lake College is the local institution of higher educational. Other nearby institutions include Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Saint Norbert College.

People

Total Population 33,301
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 15,609
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,035
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,972

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,015
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $621
Median House Value $105,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 8.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Manitowoc Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Manitowoc
Standard Zip Codes 54220
P.O. Box Zip Codes 54221
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.088
Longitude -87.657

Manitowoc Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MANITOWOC
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 52 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 57 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station TWO RIVERS
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 48 F
Jul Temp 60 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 55 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station KEWAUNEE 3 NW
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 49 F
Jul Temp 60 to 77 F
Oct Temp 40 to 56 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Francis Creek 519 $62,344
Kellnersville 413 $68,125
Mishicot 1,466 $64,219

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Manitowoc Public Libraries

Library
Manitowoc Public Library
707 QUAY ST.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
(920) 683-4863

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Manitowoc Hospitals

HOLY FAMILY MEMORIAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2300 WESTERN AVE PO BOX 1450
(920) 684-2011
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Master of Science in Education in Special Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.

Programs
  • Master of Social Work
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC
  • Program can be completed in as little as one year
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • GRE scores are not required to apply
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
Programs
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business Administration - Human Resources (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Manitowoc High Schools

LINCOLN HI
1433 S 8TH ST
920-683-4861
Serves 1,360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

Manitowoc Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Manitowoc Colleges
Manitowoc colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Manitowoc
Additional Resources
Info for Manitowoc Government Officials


Are you an official in the Manitowoc government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104