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Overview

Introduction to Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc county, is 23 miles N of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 73 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,183
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+15,905
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$32,520
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,038

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,797
% Above Poverty Level85.9%
% Below Poverty Level14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$634
Median House Value$107,000

Ancestry

German49%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.2%
Polish12.7%
Irish8.1%
Czech6.9%
French Except Basque6.9%
English3.8%
Norwegian3.6%
Canadian2.5%
Dutch1.8%
Italian1.8%
Swedish1%
Scottish0.9%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Luxemburger0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Manitowoc Almanac

CategoryValue
County Manitowoc County
Standard Zip Codes54220
P.O. Box Zip Codes54221
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.09
Approximate Longitude-87.67

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)

StationMANITOWOC
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 52 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 57 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches
StationTWO RIVERS
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 48 F
Jul Temp60 to 74 F
Oct Temp41 to 55 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches
StationKEWAUNEE 3 NW
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp10 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 49 F
Jul Temp60 to 77 F
Oct Temp40 to 56 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Francis Creek546$63,125
Kellnersville388$69,375
Mishicot1,403$61,200
Two Rivers11,409$55,604
Valders1,017$53,654
Whitelaw697$82,500

Manitowoc Public Libraries

Manitowoc Public Library
707 QUAY ST.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
(920) 686-3000

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Manitowoc Hospitals

Holy Family Memorial Inc
(Non-profit)
2300 Western Ave Po Box 1450
(920) 320-2011

Manitowoc Public Schools

Franklin Elementary
800 S 35th St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4751
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Jackson Elementary
1201 N 18th St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4752
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Jefferson Elementary
1415 Division St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4753
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Lincoln High
1433 S 8th St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4761
High
Total Enrollment 1193
Madison Elementary
701 N 4th St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4754
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Manitowoc County Comprehensive Charter School
1010 Huron St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4780
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Mckinley Academy
1010 Huron St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4780
High
Total Enrollment 62
Monroe Elementary
2502 S 14th St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4755
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Riverview Elementary
4400 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Stangel Elementary
1002 E Cedar Ave
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4756
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Washington Junior High
2101 Division St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4857
Middle
Total Enrollment 536
Wilson Junior High
1201 N 11th St
ZIP: 54220
(920) 683-4759
Middle
Total Enrollment 537

Manitowoc Private Schools

Ashling Montessori School
2005 Johnston Dr
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran School
3209 Meadow Ln
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
First German Evangelical Lutheran School
1025 S 8th St
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Immanuel Lutheran School
916 Pine St
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
Manitowoc Lutheran High School
4045 Lancer Cir
ZIP: 54220
Secondary
Total Enrollment 215
Roncalli High School
2000 Mirro Dr
ZIP: 54220
Secondary
Total Enrollment 370
St Francis Of Assisi Elementary School
1408 Waldo Blvd
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
St Francis Of Assisi Middle School
2109 Marshall St
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
St Johns Lutheran School
7531a English Lake Rd
ZIP: 54220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
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