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Overview

Introduction to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door county, is 38 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 127 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are an estimated 9,437 people in the city.

Sturgeon Bay History

Sturgeon Bay got its name from the strait between Washington Island and the Door Peninsula. In the 1700s and 1800s, many mariners, pioneers, farmers and fishermen immigrated into the community. Lumbering and tourism became extremely important for the town’s economy.

Sturgeon Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Potawatomi State Park
  • Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County

Things To Do In Sturgeon Bay

Local golf courses include the Alaskan Golf Club, the Oconto Golf Club and Idlewild Golf. The Potawatomi Trail, the William S Fairfield Public Gallery and the Whitefish Dunes State Park are accessible from Sturgeon Bay as well. Local museums include the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum, the Hazelwood Historic House Museum, the National Railroad Museum and the White Pillars Museum. The Bay View Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and the Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church are the local houses of worship. The community hosts the Norsk Fest every August, the Harvest Fest every September and the Door County Fair every August.

Sturgeon Bay Transportation

Austin Straubel International is nearby.

Sturgeon Bay Higher Education

People

Total Population 9,093
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,453
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,451
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,042
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,368
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $134,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 10%

Sturgeon Bay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Door
Standard Zip Codes 54235
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.834
Longitude -87.376

Sturgeon Bay 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 STURGEON BAY EXP FARM
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 32 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station KEWAUNEE 3 NW
Distance 25.5 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
Station WASHINGTON ISLAND
Distance 42.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 24 F
Apr Temp 31 to 46 F
Jul Temp 58 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 53 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sturgeon Bay, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Institute (54235)

Jacksonport (54235)

Sevastopol (54235)

Valmy (54235)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algoma 3,152 $51,474
Casco 520 $67,045
Egg Harbor 278 $70,750
Forestville 447 $51,563
Marinette 10,890 $53,963
Peshtigo 3,481 $60,582

Sturgeon Bay Public Libraries

Library
Door County Library
107 S. 4TH AVE.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
(920) 743-6578

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Sturgeon Bay Hospitals

DOOR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
323 SOUTH 18TH AVENUE
(920) 743-5566
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sturgeon Bay High Schools

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STURGEON BAY HI
1230 MICHIGAN ST
920-746-2802
Serves 532 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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4550 HIGHWAY 57
920-743-6282
Serves 252 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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827 N 8TH AVE
920-746-2803
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Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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