Overview

Introduction to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door county, is 38 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 127 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sturgeon Bay History

Sturgeon Bay got its name from the strait between Washington Island and the Door Peninsula. In the 1700s and 1800s, many mariners, pioneers, farmers and fishermen immigrated into the community. Lumbering and tourism became extremely important for the town’s economy.

Sturgeon Bay and nearby Attractions

  • Potawatomi State Park
  • Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum
  • Heritage Hill State Park
  • Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Neville Public Museum of Brown County

Things To Do In Sturgeon Bay

Local golf courses include the Alaskan Golf Club, the Oconto Golf Club and Idlewild Golf. The Potawatomi Trail, the William S Fairfield Public Gallery and the Whitefish Dunes State Park are accessible from Sturgeon Bay as well. Local museums include the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum, the Hazelwood Historic House Museum, the National Railroad Museum and the White Pillars Museum. The Bay View Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and the Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church are the local houses of worship. The community hosts the Norsk Fest every August, the Harvest Fest every September and the Door County Fair every August.

Sturgeon Bay Transportation

Austin Straubel International is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,917
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+4,526
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28%
Median Earnings25+$38,801
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,799

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,779
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$752
Median House Value$138,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Irish9.9%
Norwegian9.5%
Belgian9.2%
Polish5.8%
English5.7%
Italian3.8%
French Except Basque3.1%
Czech2.5%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch2.2%
Canadian1.8%
Danishn1.7%
Finnish1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Welsh0.6%
African0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Swiss0.1%
German0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Sturgeon Bay Almanac

CategoryValue
County Door County
Standard Zip Codes54235
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.83
Approximate Longitude-87.37

Sturgeon Bay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSTURGEON BAY EXP FARM
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp32 to 50 F
Jul Temp59 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationKEWAUNEE 3 NW
Distance25.5 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
StationWASHINGTON ISLAND
Distance42.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 24 F
Apr Temp31 to 46 F
Jul Temp58 to 74 F
Oct Temp41 to 53 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Algoma3,081$59,509
Casco517$75,156
Egg Harbor257$91,250
Forestville461$60,938
Marinette10,729$48,321
Peshtigo3,402$48,409

Sturgeon Bay Public Libraries

Door County Library
107 S. 4TH AVE.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
(920) 743-6578

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Sturgeon Bay Hospitals

Ministry Door County Medical Center
(Non-profit)
323 South 18th Avenue
(920) 743-5566

Sturgeon Bay Public Schools

Sawyer Elementary
60 Willow Dr
ZIP: 54235
(920) 746-2818
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
Sevastopol Elementary
4550 Highway 57
ZIP: 54235
(920) 743-6282
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Sevastopol High
4550 Highway 57
ZIP: 54235
(920) 743-6282
High
Total Enrollment 155
Sevastopol Middle
4550 Highway 57
ZIP: 54235
(920) 743-6282
Middle
Total Enrollment 137
Sevastopol Pre-school
4550 Highway 57
ZIP: 54235
(920) 743-6282
Primary
Total Enrollment 43
Sturgeon Bay High
1230 Michigan St
ZIP: 54235
(920) 746-2800
High
Total Enrollment 372
Sunrise Elementary
1414 Rhode Island St
ZIP: 54235
(920) 746-2815
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Sunset Elementary
827 N 8th Ave
ZIP: 54235
(920) 746-2812
Primary
Total Enrollment 160
Walker Middle
19 N 14th Ave
ZIP: 54235
(920) 746-2810
Middle
Total Enrollment 262

Sturgeon Bay Private Schools

Peninsula Christian School
1715 Michigan St
ZIP: 54235
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
St John Bosco Catholic School
15 N Elgin Ave
ZIP: 54235
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
St Peters Lutheran School
108 W Maple St
ZIP: 54235
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
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