Two Rivers, Wisconsin

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Introduction to Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Two Rivers, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc county, is 28 miles N of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 79 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are an estimated 12,639 people in the city.

Two Rivers History

Two Rivers was named because of its location between the East Twin River and the West Twin River. Native Americans originally inhabited this area. Two Rivers is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.

Two Rivers and nearby Attractions

  • Fairview Golf Course
  • Point Beach State Forest
  • Historic Farm Museum
  • Historic Rogers Street Fishing Village Museum
  • Neshotah Park
  • Rogers Street Fishing Village

Things To Do In Two Rivers

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, the Two Rivers History Museum, the Historic Farm Museum, the Historic Washington House and the Rogers Street Fishing Village are all accessible from Two Rivers. Neshotah Park and Point Beach State Forest offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Fairview Golf Course is nearby. Local celebrations include the Ethnic Festival, Rogers Street Days, Applefest and Oktoberfest.

Two Rivers Transportation

Austin Straubel International is the nearest major aiport.

Two Rivers Higher Education

Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Saint Norbert College are all nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Two Rivers Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Two Rivers Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Two Rivers Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Comparing Two Rivers 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 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 6
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 9
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Two Rivers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles N of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Manitowoc
Standard Zip Codes 54241
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.153
Longitude -87.569

Two Rivers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.4 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
Distance 22.9 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
Distance 28.9 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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Two Rivers Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,639 100%
Male 6,212 49.1%
Female 6,427 50.9%
Under 18 3,231 25.6%
18+ 9,408 74.4%
65+ 2,128 16.8%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.98
White 12,100 95.7%
African-American 20 0.2%
Asian 281 2.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 0.4%
Other 69 0.5%
Mixed Race 106 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 170 1.3%

Estimated Two Rivers Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,144
Growth -495
Growth % -3.9%

Two Rivers 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 44.1%
Polish 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.4%
US/American 5.7%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
Czech 5.3%
Irish 4.5%
French Canadian 4.1%
English 3.3%
Norwegian 2.1%
Belgian 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Swedish 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Two Rivers 12,639 $48,241
Francis Creek 681 $53,542
Kellnersville 374 $47,625
Manitowoc 34,053 $47,635
Maribel 264 $52,679
Mishicot 1,422 $51,917
Whitelaw 730 $53,036

Two Rivers Public Libraries

Lester Public Library
1001 ADAMS ST.
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
(920) 793-8888

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Two Rivers Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(920) 794-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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