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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Manitowoc County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1838
Seat Manitowoc
Largest city Manitowoc
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,494 sq mi (3,869 km²)
592 sq mi (1,532 km²)
902 sq mi (2,337 km²), 60.40%
 - (2000)
 - Density

140/sq mi (54/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Manitowoc County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 82,887. Its county seat is Manitowoc6. The United States Census Bureau's Manitowoc Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Manitowoc County.

The County Executive is Bob Ziegelbauer [1], an independent Democrat, serving his 1st term since being elected in April 2006. The county is also served by a 25 member County Board.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,869 km² (1,494 sq mi). 1,532 km² (592 sq mi) of it is land and 2,337 km² (902 sq mi) of it (60.40%) is water.


USA Manitowoc County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Manitowoc County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 42,261
1910 44,978 6.4%
1920 51,644 14.8%
1930 58,674 13.6%
1940 61,617 5.0%
1950 67,159 9.0%
1960 75,215 12.0%
1970 82,294 9.4%
1980 82,918 0.8%
1990 80,421 −3.0%
2000 82,887 3.1%
WI Counties 1900-1990

The Manitowoc County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places


Manitowoc County Expo Grounds


Sign marking entrance to Manitowoc County in Kiel

As of the census² of 2000, there were 82,887 people, 32,721 households, and 22,348 families residing in the county. The population density was 54/km² (140/sq mi). There were 34,651 housing units at an average density of 23/km² (59/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.90% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 53.7% were of German, 7.3% Polish, 5.3% Czech and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English, 1.8% Spanish, 1.3% Hmong and 1.1% German as their first language.

There were 32,721 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

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Coordinates: 44°09′N 87°33′W / 44.15, -87.55

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