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Overview

Introduction to Shawano, Wisconsin

Shawano, Wisconsin, in Shawano county, is 34 miles NW of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 125 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shawano History

The Menominee Native Americans were the first to inhabit this area. Shawano was named after a Menominee chief. Prior to 1843, this land was a dense forest of pine trees. Samuel Farnsworth and his men came with the intention of starting lumbering operations in this area. It became a city in 1874.

Shawano and nearby Attractions

  • Hazelwood
  • Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum
  • Hotz Park
  • Navarino Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Shawano

Ice fishing and snow mobiling can be enjoyed in Shawano during the winter months, while deer hunting, golfing and fishing are popular activities during the summer and fall. The Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum and the Navarino Wildlife Area are accessible from Shawano as well.

Shawano Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.

Shawano Higher Education

Some of the local colleges and universities include Fox Valley Technical college at Appleton, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,130
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+4,272
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,145
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,163
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,104

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,196
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.2%
Median Gross Rent$606
Median House Value$102,200

Ancestry

German48.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.9%
Irish10.7%
Polish8.1%
Norwegian3.5%
English3%
French Except Basque2.6%
Canadian1.6%
Italian1.3%
Danishn1.3%
Czech1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1%
Belgian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
African0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Shawano Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shawano County
Standard Zip Codes54166
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.77
Approximate Longitude-88.58

Shawano Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSHAWANO 2 SSW
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip31.4 inches
StationBREED 6 SSE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp2 to 24 F
Apr Temp30 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationOCONTO 4 W
Distance33.1 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 57 F
Annual Precip31.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bonduel1,420$58,438
Cecil598$44,659
Clintonville4,475$49,405
Embarrass572$44,449
Gresham539$33,917
Marion1,101$43,056

Shawano Public Libraries

Shawano City-county Library
128 S. SAWYER ST.
Shawano, Wisconsin
(715) 526-3829

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Shawano Hospitals

Shawano Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
309 N Bartlette St
(715) 526-2111

Shawano Public Schools

Brener Elementary
1300 S Union St
ZIP: 54166
(715) 524-2131
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Hillcrest Primary School
1410 S Waukechon St
ZIP: 54166
(715) 524-2134
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Leads Primary Charter School
1410 S Waukechon St
ZIP: 54166
(715) 524-2134
Primary
Total Enrollment 44
Shawano Community Middle
1050 S Union St
ZIP: 54166
(715) 526-2192
Middle
Total Enrollment 510
Shawano High
220 County Road B
ZIP: 54166
(715) 526-2175
High
Total Enrollment 786

Shawano Private Schools

Sacred Heart Catholic School
124 E Center St
ZIP: 54166
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St James Lutheran School
324 S Andrews St
ZIP: 54166
Elementary
Total Enrollment 147
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