Introduction to Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan county, is 50 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sheboygan History

Sheboygan is the county seat of the Sheboygan County, which was founded in 1829. Some believe the city got its name from a Chippewa Indian word meaning "path or waterway between the lakes." The first post office was built in the city in 1836, and Chas Cole served as the first postmaster. The first schoolhouse of Sheboygan was established in 1837. The village of Sheboygan was incorporated on February 9, 1846. The city was officially chartered in 1853, and H. Conklin was named the first mayor.

Sheboygan and nearby Attractions

  • Northeast Park
  • Evergreen Park
  • Memorial Plaza Shopping Center
  • Taylor Heights Shopping Center
  • Above & Beyond Children's Museum
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Things To Do In Sheboygan

The Kohler-Andrae State Park, Harrington Beach State Park, Deland Park and Evergreen Park are the local parks. Local churches include the Apostolic Bible Church, Saint Mark Lutheran Church and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The Above & Beyond Children's Museum and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center are some of the popular local museums.

Sheboygan Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Sheboygan Higher Education

Lakeland College, Cardinal Stritch University and Concordia University-Wisconsin are the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 48,853
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 23,615
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,254
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,921
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,945


Median Family Income $56,018
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $108,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.7%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sheboygan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 50 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Sheboygan
Metro Area Sheboygan
Standard Zip Codes 53081, 53083
P.O. Box Zip Codes 53082
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.75
Longitude -87.714

Sheboygan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.1 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
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 50 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Haven (53083)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cleveland 1,626 $65,139
Howards Grove 3,238 $75,029
Kohler 2,389 $95,000
Oostburg 2,927 $71,648
Sheboygan Falls 7,803 $64,325

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sheboygan Public Libraries

Mead Public Library
710 N. 8 ST.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
(920) 459-3400

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Sheboygan Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(920) 459-8300
Emergency Service: Yes

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2629 N 7TH ST
(920) 451-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sheboygan High Schools

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Serves 1,686 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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Serves 1,572 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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