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The 2000 Census showed that Manitowoc County had a population of 82,887 people. This represented 1.55% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Manitowoc had a population of 80,583 people. This is a decrease of 2.78% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201081,442-1.74%+1.07% since 2009
200980,583-2.78%-0.11% since 2008
200880,670-2.67%-0.2% since 2007
200780,829-2.48%-0.1% since 2006
200680,908-2.39%-0.14% since 2005
200581,018-2.25%-0.25% since 2004
200481,222-2.01%-0.39% since 2003
200381,539-1.63%-0.62% since 2002
200282,049-1.01%-0.72% since 2001
200182,641-0.3%-0.3% since 2000
200082,887The Last Census

Manitowoc County had 34,651 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Manitowoc County has a total area<3> of 1,493 square miles [3,869 km²]. Of this total, 591 square miles [1,532 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (60.4%) being water (902 square miles [2,337 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Manitowoc County had a population density of 140.1 people per square mile [54.1 people/km²], making it the state's 16th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Manitowoc County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Manitowoc and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Manitowoc County QuickFact (QF-55071).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Manitowoc County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Two RiversQF-558132511,68412,639-7.56%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Manitowoc County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BrownQF-55009   NW247,319226,7789.06%
CalumetQF-55015   W44,73940,63110.11%
KewauneeQF-55061   N20,31520,1870.63%
SheboyganQF-55117   S114,560112,6461.7%

Lake Michigan lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Manitowoc. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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