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Time Zone: Shawano County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Shawano is the Seat for Shawano County.

Shawano County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from OcontoCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Shawano had a population of 41,166 people. This is an increase of 1.23% since the last Census (which gave a population of 40,664 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Shawano represented 0.76% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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
201041,949+3.16%+1.9% since 2009
200941,166+1.23%+0.1% since 2008
200040,664The Last Census

More information can be found on the Shawano County Census Page for Shawano County.


Below are some of the communities located in Shawano County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Shawano County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Shawano   8,8458,2986.59% increase  
Wescott   3,3203,6539.12% decrease  
Washington   1,9261,9031.21% increase  
Belle Plaine   1,8621,8670.27% decrease  
Richmond   1,8041,7194.94% increase  

Websites for Shawano County

Official Website:   www.co.shawano.wi.us/

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<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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