Sturtevant, Wisconsin

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Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Introduction to Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Sturtevant, Wisconsin, in Racine county, is 6 miles W of Racine, Wisconsin and 23 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the year 2000 census, 5,287 people lived in Sturtevant.

Sturtevant History

Sturtevant was originally known as Parkersville. The village was renamed Corliss in 1901 and got its present name in 1923.

Sturtevant and nearby Attractions

  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Illinois Beach State Park
  • Fort Hill Heritage Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum

Things To Do In Sturtevant

While in Sturtevant, one can visit places like the Racine Zoological Gardens, the Dairyland Greyhound Park and the Big Foot Beach State Park. Local museums include the Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, the Kenosha Public Museum and the Fort Hill Heritage Museum. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Petrifying Springs Golf Course, the Shoop Park Golf Club or at the Washington Park Golf Course.

Sturtevant Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Sturtevant Higher Education

The Gateway Technical College, the College of Lake County and the Milwaukee Area Technical College are some of the local colleges.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Sturtevant Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Sturtevant Well-Paid Single Men
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Sturtevant Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Comparing Sturtevant 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Age of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
People Living Alone 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 7
Low Property Crime 8 7

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Sturtevant Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Racine, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Racine
Standard Zip Codes 53177
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.698
Longitude -87.894

Sturtevant Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station RACINE
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 51 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 44 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Sturtevant Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,287 100%
Male 3,399 64.3%
Female 1,888 35.7%
Under 18 1,058 20%
18+ 4,229 80%
65+ 352 6.7%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.06
White 4,243 80.3%
African-American 835 15.8%
Asian 21 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 61 1.2%
Other 44 0.8%
Mixed Race 72 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 303 5.7%

Estimated Sturtevant Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,190
Growth 903
Growth % 17.1%

Sturtevant 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 37.5%
Polish 12.2%
US/American 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Irish 6.4%
Norwegian 5.5%
Italian 3.6%
Danish 3.1%
English 2.7%
Palestinian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Finnish 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Czech 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Belgian 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
European 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sturtevant 5,287 $56,563
Kenosha 90,352 $51,016
Oak Creek 28,456 $63,381
Paddock Lake 3,012 $60,216
Pleasant Prairie 16,136 $71,452
Racine 81,855 $45,150
Union Grove 4,322 $57,453
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Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 50

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