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Welcome to Manitowoc ...

The city of Manitowoc is located in Manitowoc County<1> and is the County Seat for Manitowoc County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Manitowoc has a population of 32,459 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Manitowoc.

Manitowoc is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Manitowoc and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Manitowoc: (920) & (274)<4>

The ZIP codes for Manitowoc: 54220-54221<5>

Websites for Manitowoc ...

Official Website:   www.manitowoc.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.manitowocchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manitowoc had an population of 32,459 people. This is a decrease of 3.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manitowoc had a population of 33,736 people (or 41.42% of the total population of Manitowoc County). This makes Manitowoc the county's most populous community.

The population of Manitowoc represents 0.59% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,736 people, the population of Manitowoc has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,053 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Manitowoc.

Communities near Manitowoc ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Manitowoc.

  • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Rivers
    • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Manitowoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,973 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Rivers
  • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howards Grove
    • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Manitowoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howards Grove
  • Denmark [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Manitowoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Cleveland [Manitowoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Manitowoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Manitowoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mishicot [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mishicot
      • Mishicot [Manitowoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mishicot have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mishicot
    • Reedsville [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Manitowoc County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
    • Valders [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valders
      • Valders [Manitowoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valders
    • Saint Nazianz [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Nazianz
      • Saint Nazianz [Manitowoc County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 750 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Nazianz
    • Whitelaw [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitelaw
      • Whitelaw [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 735 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitelaw
    • Francis Creek [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis Creek
      • Francis Creek [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Manitowoc
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manitowoc. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manitowoc.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manitowoc. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manitowoc.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manitowoc. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Manitowoc.

Adding Manitowoc to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Manitowoc in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Manitowoc was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Manitowoc on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Manitowoc on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Manitowoc County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manitowoc: www.manitowoc.org/

The official website for Manitowoc County: www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Manitowoc, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manitowoc.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manitowoc - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Manitowoc). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Manitowoc or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Manitowoc includes: 54220 & 54221.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Manitowoc) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manitowoc. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManitowocOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manitowoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0907, Longitude: -87.6605    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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